17 Hidden Water Park Dangers and How to Stay Safe

The next public pool you dive in will contain pee and probably some fecal matter as well

The summer is here and millions of people are heading out to public swimming pools to cool off and have some fun in the sun.

Swimming in cool waters under a shining sun is a simple pleasure. Most people escape the heat by jumping into a man-made pool. This is where a red flag is raised. Water parks can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

You should always be able to see the bottom of the pool clearly. If you don’t, you may want to reconsider getting in. Cloudy water is a sure sign that all kinds of germs and dirt that may cause various infections are living in it.

There are many risks you need to be aware of and precautions you must take in order to ensure your safety, and wearing sunblock to avoid sunburn is just one of them.

The next public pool you dive in will contain pee and maybe even some fecal matter. You may be at risk for E. coli or Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs).

Click here for 16 hidden dangers and for tips to stay safe

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