Swimming pools are used for many different purposes. But most people use their pools for swimming. Some people enjoy lounging on floaters in their swimming pools. Other people play various games in their swimming pools. The most recommendable use of a pool is swimming. Swimming is a great way to burn those extra calories and keep your mental and physical body in great shape. As you very well know, water is one of the most important things in your swimming pool. It keeps you buoyant and enables you to swim. But as you can expect, the water in your swimming pool is not all that clean and definitely not safe for drinking. Whether it’s your private indoor or outdoor swimming pool in your home, or that public pool where everyone in the community goes swimming, the water is all quite dirty and contaminated. The good news is that these contaminants pose little danger to our exterior bodies. But this cannot be said about our digestive system. That is why you should never attempt to drink pool water. Here’s a list of all the things that you will ingest if you drink your pool water.
It Contains Many Chemicals
Swimming pools are treated with many different chemicals to kill germs, pathogens, and other microorganisms that can harm you. The most popular of these chemicals is chlorine. Administered as calcium hypochlorite in solid form or sodium hypochlorite in liquid form, chlorine reacts with water to form hypochlorous acid. This is the chemical that does all the killing in your swimming pool and it’s very dangerous if consumed. Some pools are treated with bromide and it works just like chlorine but it’s equally unsafe for human consumption. Cyanuric acid is used to stabilize pool sanitizers like chlorine or bromide. It’s very dangerous if ingested. Proper water testing is essential for maintaining a safe swimming environment.
Another chemical that comes from a different source is ammonia. We produce ammonia from our bodies in our sweat and urine. Ammonia is also produced by any biodegradable or organic materials, fertilizers, body lotions, creams, sunscreen etc. Ammonia combines with hypochlorous acid to produce chloramines which are not safe for human ingestion.
Full Of Human Skin Cells
Swimming pools are full of human skin cells and other contaminants. We shed skin cells, mucus, sweat, and other waste products when swimming. This makes pool water highly contaminated and unsuitable for drinking.
It Has Human And Animal Waste
If your pool is not permanently covered, animal waste, bird waste, and even human waste could find itself inside the water. This makes the water dirty and unsuitable for human consumption.
Lots Of Debris
Leaves, twigs, and other debris all end up in your pool. That is why you need professional Akron pool cleaning services to sanitize your pool, which is often best combined with your own cleaning routine to remove all this debris from your swimming pool.
Insects And Plant Forms
There are very many insects that fly into your swimming pool. And very many plant forms and microorganisms that end up in your swimming pool. The point is, never drink the water in your swimming pool.