Water Quality and Swimming Pools

If you’re like most individuals who like swimming pools, if you see a clear and blue swimming pool you will think it’s safe to swim in. Trust us when we say you aren’t alone but if you enjoy swimming in public/commercial swimming pools and notice that the bathers rarely get out of the pool you might want to be concerned. That is why we hope this blog post gives you some insight into the reasons why you should be concerned about the water and what you can do about it. Unfortunately, just because a swimming pool is clear and blue doesn’t mean that it’s always safe to swim in. First and foremost, for kids, it’s easy to swallow water and as a parent, this needs to be your biggest concern. Whenever possible and as often as possible please educate your kids about swallowing water because in large bodies of water, the following are the most common waterborne diseases that are easy to attract:

  • Cholera is a bacterium with symptoms of muscle cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Cryptosporidium (Crypto) is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, stomach cramps, upset stomach, and slight fever. This is by far the most common and the one you should be concerned about because it’s regularly in the news and discussed.
  • Shigellosis is a bacterium with symptoms of bloody stool, diarrhea, and fever.
  • Typhoid fever is a bacterium with symptoms of fever, headache, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and an abdominal rash.

These waterborne diseases most commonly get into the water because of urination or defecation. As parents, when swimming in commercial pools this should be of concern because even with high amounts of chlorine these waterborne diseases will not be killed. So, any type of oral contact could cause one of the above so we ask you to keep those symptoms in mind and if your children exhibit any of them, you will want to contact your doctor, urgent care or head to the emergency room. That is why we say that even though the water is blue and clear, it doesn’t mean that it is safe to swim in.

Due to the fact that waterborne diseases and water quality issues have been on the news not only in Texas but in other parts of the country, commercial swimming pools are highly regulated. To make sure your swimming pool water is of the highest quality and free of any waterborne diseases, Weber Pools exclusively offers The Puripool Process, which has the ability to remove Crypto, other waterborne diseases and so much more. One of the exciting things about The Puripool Process is the fact that we utilize Reverse Osmosis filtration which can not only remove the waterborne disease but also give you the best water quality to swim in. So, the next time you’re concerned about commercial swimming pool water, why not recommend RO filtration? Trust us you will be glad you did!