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Who Peed in the Pool?

If you pee the pool, everyone will know it…

Did any of you ever hear this as a child? That is one of the more popular myths regarding the clandestine activity of peeing in the pool. We know that no one wants to swim in a pool that someone has used as a toilet. So, let’s talk about ways to handle the problem and bust a few myths in the process.

Who knows, maybe we’ll even learn, “Who Peed in the Pool?”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Water Quality and Health Council and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) have teamed up to launch a campaign to stop people from peeing in the pool.

According to their survey, nearly half of Americans surveyed incorrectly believe that there is a chemical added to pools that turns a conspicuous color in the presence of pee. In the same survey, 71% incorrectly blame chlorine for causing swimmers’ eyes to become red and irritated.

“Chlorine and other disinfectants are added to a swimming pool to destroy germs. Peeing in a pool depletes chlorine and actually produces an irritant that makes people’s eyes turn red,” said Michele Hlavsa, chief of CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program. “The solution isn’t rocket science; it’s common courtesy.

Swimmers should use the pool to swim, the restroom to pee and the shower to wash up before getting in the pool. It’s that simple.”

MYTH #1: The Pool Dye Myth

We’ve all heard it – if you pee in the pool, the water changes color, everyone will know, and you will become the laughing stock of the party. This is an old wives’ tale used to keep kids from peeing in the pool. Unfortunately we don’t think the tale always works! Also, there is no such dye that performs this pool miracle.

MYTH #2: Too Much Chlorine Makes Eyes Red

The chlorine isn’t directly responsibly for red eyes or skin irritation. Nitrogen-containing compounds found in urine, sweat and dirt combine with chlorine, and they are the culprits.

Take Care of the Pool

Swimming makes us healthy. It creates great summer time memories with friends and family. It makes us happy! So, please join with us in encouraging everyone to keep their pee in the bathroom! We also recommend showering before swimming!

But, what do you do if you suspect someone’s already peed in your pool? We recommend Angry Egg’s Who Peed in My Pool. It’s the ultimate filth destroyer and a product to keep on hand! Use it after all your swim parties.

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Solution: Angry Egg™ Who Peed in My Pool?™ Filth Destroyer

Pee in the pool makes this guy mad!

Angry Egg™ Who Peed in My Pool™ hates the unwanted filth that makes water dull, dingy and sometimes just plain stinky. Unleash his filth-busting fury by broadcasting the unique fizzing crystals into the pool and he immediately goes to work destroying lingering contaminants. Say goodbye to filth and hello to a clean, clear, fresh pool!

This great product quickly eliminates pool filth:

  • Quickly and effectively eliminates pee, sweat,  sunscreen, lotion, pet dander, fertilizer and  much more!
  • Works in all pool types
  • Treat then swim in 15 minutes

Facts from Healthy Pools.