by Duluth News Tribune
March 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
The Edgewater Resort and Water Park closed Monday after three confirmed cases of diarrheal disease. Continue Reading
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The parasite is spread through the feces of infected humans,
Spalding and his grandma did not overreact when he saw DOODY!! in the pool.
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David, you’re right and that’s a nasty thought. Years ago a home we owned had an inground pool and we kept the water sparkling clean and sanitary which wasn’t all that hard to do since it was just family and friends who used it and we always did the necessary maintenance…..but I well remember those days and it spoiled me for swimming in public pools during the time we owned that home and a few years after. My husband took the kit for checking the pool water along with us once and we checked a couple hotel pools while traveling…..it was a real eye opener and not in a good way. As this article points out, if it’s a public pool there isn’t much you can do to guarantee it’s sanitary at all times.
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South Park did an amusing episode on this topic. The boys were in a water park when the authorities shut it down. The water got above the acceptable limit of 75% urine.
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One would think at $150 a night, they could keep the water clean, just saying!!
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Perhaps, they need to do periodic checks. Better that than finding out the hard way.
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I think the real problem is personal hygeine and/or monitoring diaper dependent or newly toilet-trained children. Accidents happen and I’m willing to bet that if the company knew about a poop incident in the pool, they would deal with it. A family member had a pool growing up and when my young cousin pooped in the pool, the water was cleaned and none of us got sick. I’m sick of people always blaming someone else for their own negligence and lack of responsibility to do the right thing. So, maybe, because people aren’t going to change their attitude, a routine super chlorination would make sense for all watermarks.
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You’re right Christina. As I mentioend in my earlier post, we had an inground pool years ago and whenever we had a larger gathering where various friends and neighbors were using the pool….ESPECIALLY when there were young children in there, we always super chlorinated the pool immediately after everyone left to go home. With any volume of people in a pool and generally young kids are bad due to…well, you know why, the pool needs immediate attention. A public pool with all those people and kids in it daily I would almost think needs to be super-chlorinated daily. It’s been years since we owned a pool so I’m not sure how new products or types of chlorine may work….but usually if we “shocked” the pool in the late evening we could swim in there the next morning. Shock chlorine has no stabilizer in it….so it burns off the chloramines and oxidizes pretty quickly after that. Generally if you smell a strong cholrine smell in a pool area….the pool isn’t very clean since what you’re smelling isn’t free chlorine, but rather chloramines which are bound with existing waste/contaminates in the water and unavilable to keep the pool clean.
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If you find a Baby Ruth bar floating in the pool, don’t take a bite…
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