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Have You Ever Peed in a Public Pool?

Posted March 02, 2017 10:48 AM by Quasar
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Researchers have determined how much urine is in a typical public pool by analyzing pool water for an artificial sweetener commonly found in human urine. In a large public pool containing 220,000 gallons of water (about a third the size of an Olympic pool) they estimated there are about 20 gallons of urine.

The study was carried out by researchers at the University of Alberta and was published Wednesday in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

19% of adults have admitted to having urinated in a public swimming pool at least once, while 81% believe others have peed in a public swimming pool according to the Swimmer Hygiene Omnibus Survey [PDF] from 2012 by the Water Quality & Health Council.

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03/02/2017 11:03 AM

19%????

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03/02/2017 12:15 PM

100% of the honest ones.

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03/02/2017 1:26 PM

No, but I might have farted in a room where other people were breathing.

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03/02/2017 3:26 PM

How many were still breathing when you left?

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03/02/2017 7:40 PM

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03/03/2017 2:12 PM

He loves a captive audience to enjoy his work...

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03/06/2017 4:59 PM

Trailer Park Boys. LOL. Watched some of that on Netflix. It's like watching a train wreck. Really funny when Tom Arnold and Snoop Dog do cameos. My friend watched all ten seasons of it or something. I could only take a few episodes. Hit too close to home.

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03/03/2017 11:44 AM

I once farted on an elevator...it was wrong on so many levels.

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03/03/2017 11:55 AM

As the elevator went UP, the occupants were falling DOWN?

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03/06/2017 2:08 PM

Comment deleted. Someone else got there first.

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03/02/2017 2:16 PM

I find it hard to believe that anybody has not peed in a pool at one time or another in their lives, especially as kids.

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03/02/2017 6:50 PM

Might be a good (?) way to test populations for Diabetes without them knowing it (wink,wink).

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03/02/2017 7:47 PM

Not that I can ever recall but one time I was scuba diving and ate something that made me really gassy.

I was down around 20 - 30 feet for a while and ripped one out hard and screwed up my buoyancy to the point I had to add weight the next time I was at the surface!

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03/02/2017 8:01 PM

I guess that was probably a little late to have inspired Melville, yes.

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03/02/2017 11:04 PM

Oh come on! You can't even spell public pool without a little pp.

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03/03/2017 3:30 AM

Not to worry, 'cause obviously POTUS Trump only swims in heavily chlorinated pools.

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03/03/2017 7:52 AM

I do not think Potus Trump even swims...or could, he's so full of s...

In any case, this is why Ozone as a secondary disinfectant should be used. It will literally oxidize all organics whether from pp, sweat, body lotions, etc.

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03/03/2017 12:56 PM

....Just meaning he has orange hair, that's all.

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03/03/2017 10:08 AM

Why public pools were the first unisex bathrooms.

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03/03/2017 1:57 PM

3 types of people in the world - those who have NEVER BEEN IN a public swimming pool, those who have peed in one and those who claim they have not. -- JHF

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03/03/2017 5:06 PM

That's only two types (and a subgroup of the second).

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03/06/2017 10:38 AM

Is the level of artifialial sweetner limpacted by temp., circulation rate or chlorine level?

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03/06/2017 2:10 PM

Every drop of water on this planet has passed through another organism at some point. So why is this story newsworthy?

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03/06/2017 2:24 PM

Right! GA!

And many, probably most, people willingly swim in the oceans, which are effectively the cesspools of the world.

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