Swimming This Season; Stay Clean, Stay Safe

When it comes to swimming pools so far this summer, we are facing a strange epidemic of sorts, meaning that swimming pools are becoming more and more like leper colonies. The outbreak is very real, which is a shame, because it’s been a terribly hot summer for most areas in the country and swimming pools have been our only line of defense against overheating and exhaustion.


According to this WCNC article, “A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds 69 waterborne illness outbreaks over a two year period. There [sic] been 1,300 known patients, 73 hospitalizations and one death.”


Those are scary numbers, something that would normally freak out people in the news if it weren’t related to pools. The main culprit leading the charge of this outbreak is the parasite known as “cryptosporidium,” which hunkers down in pools and hot tubs and then transfers over to an unwilling participant, since the parasite needs a host. If infected, a person will experience nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, a stomachache, and more.


It’s a scary world out there; when your swimming pools become festering, epidemic grounds, you know you have a problem. Thankfully, that’s we’re we come in, at Ozone Pure Water. We’ll make sure your swimming pools or hot tubs are as clean as they’ve ever been and you can rest easy knowing that you haven’t taken a dip in swamp water where parasites run rampant.