11 Swimming Pool Diseases to Steer Clear Of

Recreational swimming is always fun for most people of all ages, especially for kids. It can also be a good exercise for their bodies. However, no matter how enjoyable the pools may seem, still there are risks in swimming that people should be aware of.

Shortened as RWI, Recreational Water Illnesses are diseases caused by irritating chemicals and germs found in polluted bodies of water--be it swimming pools, spa pools, decorative water fountains, lakes, rivers, or oceans. By swallowing, having direct contact, or even just breathing the mist of contaminated water,  RWI can be acquired and may lead to various infections. So before plunging into a recreational swimming, make sure that the water is free from RWI-causing germs.

Preventive measures such as checking and maintaining the cleanliness of the pool water is one of the best ways to ensure health safety in the pool. The first thing people do when they notice cloudiness in the pool is to decontaminate it with loads of chlorine before diving in. But what they don’t know is that certain germs are difficult for chlorine to kill, taking minutes to days for the disinfectant to completely get rid of these germs.

Don’t feel helpless! There’s so much to learn about Recreational Water Illnesses, and it’s essential to take this seriously to ensure the health and safety of  your loved ones while having fun. Here is a must-see infographic by Australian Spas And Pools, a Melbourne swimming pool builder, detailing some important facts about RWI so you can be informed and be able to avoid them.
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