07/13/2016 11:00 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2017

The Grossest Things You Didn't Know About Public Pools

The summer is here and millions of people are heading out to public swimming pools to cool off and have some fun in the sun.

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Things You Didn't Know About Public Pools

While swimming in public pools and participating in water related activities are great ways to stay in shape, they have potential health risks as well.

A study by the CDC concluded nearly 8 in 10 public swimming pools failed routine safety inspections, according to the LATimes.

The next public pool you dive in will contain pee and maybe even some fecal matter. You may be at risk for E. coli or Recreational Water Illness.

Educate yourself about the gross things lurking around in public swimming pools and take safety precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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- Nicole Dossantos The Active Times

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