Is Pool Water Bad For Babies?

by Pool Builders on 05-10-2010 in Articles

Have you ever read what the rules sign at your pool says?

Here is an example of one for those who were too busy looking after their kids. I too am a mother and sometimes wish I had four eyes and at least four arms so I could take care of my boys.

Max number of bathers: 29

No running or horseplay

No glass in pool or pool area

No urinating, discharge of fecal mater, expectorating or blowing nose in pool

Swim diapers must be worn by diapers that are incontinent, lack toilet training or are otherwise lacking voluntary control of excretory functions

Shower before entering the pool

Not thong bathing suits in pool

No drinking pool water

So... What I as a mother to two am concerned is that they don't drink pool water in the first place? Although the water in public pools is chlorinated it takes time to kill the bacteria. Some germs like Crypto can live in pools for days. Even the best maintained pools can spread illnesses so drinking contaminated water is my biggest concern.

Since I'm talking about little children here it is clear that you can't just seal their mouths so they don't swallow any poo floating around.

This is where swim diapers enter the show. A swim diaper will not hold the pee but it will contain any poo so you can take your kid out of the water without leaving a brown line behind him.

I don't understand how anyone can let their non potty trained kid in the shared water hoping there won't be accidents. Let alone taking a kid with diarrhea to a pool.

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