Study shows half of Americans use swimming pools as a communal bathtub as the alternative to taking a bath during the summer. A wave of comments on the study agreeing with the research soon followed, and the people in the comments agreed stating that “Chlorine” can clean toilets, so it was enough.
According to a new survey presented by the Water Quality and Health Council, 51% of Americans reported using a swimming pool as a communal bathtub, in other words, using it as a means to “Shower” “Take a bath”, after activities they’ve done during the day.
People are now agreeing with the study, saying that’s “Exactly” what they do after activities, and that “Swimming” in things like lakes and swimming pools are the equivalent of taking a bath.
The survey came from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance in an effort to educate the public on healthy and safe swimming.
Dr. Chris Wiant, chair of the Water Quality & Health Council said:
“When dirt, sweat, personal care products, and other things on our bodies react with chlorine, there is less chlorine available to kill germs. Rinsing off for just 1 minute removes most of the dirt, sweat, or anything else on your body.”
In response to the study, and a viral post that asked “Does swimming count as a bath”, Americans gave their answers saying things like: