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On vacation? Read this before jumping in the hotel pool

On vacation? Read this before jumping in the hotel pool

By Life@TheU

On vacation? Read this before jumping in the hotel pool

By Life@TheU
If not treated properly, public swimming pools can be ideal breeding grounds for micro-organisms. We’re sharing tips to be a savvy swimmer this summer.

Summer officially kicks off June 21 but many of us are already planning or taking vacation trips, which often include swimming in pools. Before you take that first dunk, be aware that public water facilities may host a number of germs that cause recreational water illnesses, according to experts. And even if a pool is treated that doesn’t mean it is germ-free. While this news may cause concern about swimming in public pools, there are tips you can follow to help protect yourself and others from these health concerns.

Read the full story at https://news.umiamihealth.org/en/on-vacation-read-this-before-jumping-in-the-hotel-pool/