Posted by Spencer Koch | Posted in Entertainment Updates | Posted on 19-05-2013
Tags: Swimming Pool, Water
ATLANTA — Swimming pool season is upon us, and Thursday we found out the results of a CDC study of the purity of the water in pools across Metro Atlanta.
The CDC is concerned.
Incidents of illnesses from swimming pool water have steadily increased since 1978.
So, this past summer, the CDC tested swimming pool water at 161 pools across Metro Atlanta.
The tests discovered E. coli bacteria in 58 percent of the pools.
Which means there was fecal material in those pools.
Parents, poolside on a warm Thursday afternoon with their young children, understood that the risk of illness is greater when there is E. coli in the water.