What Caused The Health Violations?
First, it’s important to remember that warm pools of water can be breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses. An swimming pool that isn’t maintained, doesn’t have balanced chemicals, and isn’t cleaned on a regular basis is pretty much a pool of standing water. In Orlando, you can be sure that pool is warm.
There are a number of reasons that swimming pools can be disgusting if they aren’t maintained. If you’re familiar with the movie “Caddyshack” you may know that fecal matter in pools can clear them out. Before you say “I don’t poop in my pool” keep in mind that there may be animals that track fecal matter into your pool, especially if you have a dog that loves the water.
It’s not just poop that’s cause for concern. in some surveys, up to 70% of people admit that they don’t always shower before they get into a swimming pool. If you decide to take a dip to cool down and you haven’t showered first, sweat, dirt, and germs that you’ve collected over the course of a hard day can be transported into your pool. Getting a nick or a cut while in the pool, or even sneezing in the pool can help germs spread.
These germs can lead to skin infections, wound infections, ear infections……I’m sure you’re getting the picture…a ton of infections (and other diseases)!