It's that time of year when the pool is packed with people, all of them enjoying a refreshing dip in the water to combat the heat of another hot Tennessee summer.
As a person who swims laps on a regular basis, some of the excitement of being at the pool has been negated by the fact that I'm in the water, swimming laps a lot.
One way you can tell it's summer is a lot of the stuff that starts floating around--band-aids, long hair follicles, etc.
But what really makes me go "Ewwwwwwwwwwww!" is this article
about people who let loose in the pool instead of getting out to use the restroom and those who don't rinse off before getting in (something I have been guilty of, but am trying to be better about after reading this article....).
After reading that article, it does explain why the chemical levels are so high in pools this time of year....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/24/2009 02:00:00 PM