About one in five American adults admitted in a survey to having peed in the pool. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps even confessed back in that peeing in the pool is an acceptable thing to do. When we're in the pool for two hours, we don't really get out to pee. We just go whenever we are on the wall.
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Pool Calculator makes pool chemistry easy. Have you ever peed in a swimming pool? Come on, be honest. There is data out there that even Olympic swimmers are guilty of peeing in the pool. Yes, chlorine and other pool chemicals will act as disinfectants and kill certain bacteria and algae.
Hear our news on-air at our partner site:. Live Stream Schedule In Person. There was a time when certain bodily functions were off-limits in polite conversation. But we've become a society that reads "Everybody Poops" to their children.
In fact, during the Summer Olympics, several athletes made headlines by admitting that this frequently happens. While this may seem merely unappealing, a study suggested that urine can actually combine with the chlorine disinfectant in swimming pool water to make potentially harmful chemicals. The study found that a chemical in urine and sweat, called uric acid, undergoes a chemical reaction with chlorine to produce two substances— cyanogen chloride and trichloramine. These substances can be inhaled by swimmers, especially those who swim indoors.