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2014-03-06 08:24:19 PM
In before?
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2014-03-06 08:24:20 PM
Urine trouble.
 
2014-03-06 08:24:21 PM
Dripping on freshly cleaned floors because you ran inside to pee can be really bad for your health, too.
 
2014-03-06 08:27:00 PM
wallpoper.com
 
2014-03-06 08:28:18 PM
It's also one of life's 10 simple pleasures.
 
2014-03-06 08:31:16 PM
I worked at a public pool in the San Francisco Bay area for a summer. That place was packed nearly every day. The water during the summer would test out at about .5-.7% uric acid. Pretty impressive for an Olympic size pool. We were supposed to flush it to under .1% with fresh water, but that never happened. Would have cost the county a fortune.
 
2014-03-06 08:32:05 PM

TheOther: Dripping on freshly cleaned floors because you ran inside to pee can be really bad for your health, too.


I recently cut myself while puttering around outside, was gonna go in and grab a bandage when the Old Lady screamed at me to get out and stop bleeding on her clean floor.

/had to stand outside bleeding while she went in and got the first aid kit
//she wiped up the floor first though...
 
2014-03-06 08:32:37 PM
I routinely consume bromine or chlorine (depending on if I'm going in a pool or hot tub), then take pH+ or pH- to properly balance everything out. That way I can take a few whizzes in the pool or spa without feeling guilty about it.

Everyone looks at me weird when I'm peeing into the little water property test vials, but once I show them everything is properly balanced out, they're cool with it. I can spend hours without having to excuse myself to the restroom.
 
2014-03-06 08:33:05 PM
welcome to our L

notice there's no POO in it
 
2014-03-06 08:33:05 PM
But... the air is so cold...
 
2014-03-06 08:35:07 PM

Pribar: TheOther: Dripping on freshly cleaned floors because you ran inside to pee can be really bad for your health, too.

I recently cut myself while puttering around outside, was gonna go in and grab a bandage when the Old Lady screamed at me to get out and stop bleeding on her clean floor.

/had to stand outside bleeding while she went in and got the first aid kit
//she wiped up the floor first though...


They got priorities and we aint the top one.
 
2014-03-06 08:37:44 PM
There's a big difference between peeing in the pool and peeing into the pool.
--Demitri Martin
 
2014-03-06 08:40:19 PM
I have a rare bone disease that prevents me fro pronouncing the T in plane-arium.  Perhaps one day I may have a transplant.
 
2014-03-06 08:41:15 PM

medius: welcome to our L

notice there's no POO in it


I'm very glad I wasn't drinking while reading that.
 
2014-03-06 08:43:08 PM

a particular individual: There's a big difference between peeing in the pool and peeing into the pool.
--Demitri Martin


about 7 beers?
 
2014-03-06 08:43:22 PM
Are you telling me that ammonia and chlorine may be bad for my health? Well, I never!
 
2014-03-06 08:45:54 PM
Do not oo in the ool, you rick!
 
2014-03-06 08:46:19 PM
ool story, bro.
 
2014-03-06 08:51:11 PM
Is it as bad as swimming in the toilet?
 
2014-03-06 08:54:07 PM
Good work China, way to focus your air quality scientists on peeing in the pool.   You've been hanging with North Korea too much, and staying out too late.
 
2014-03-06 08:57:38 PM

Jakesta: Is it as bad as swimming in the toilet?


you're better off on your jet ski

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2014-03-06 08:57:42 PM
This is exactly why I only go number 2 or 3 in the pool.
 
2014-03-06 08:57:51 PM
So when natural bodily secretions (urine and sweat, and probably also sebum) come in contact with one of the most highly reactive and corrosive chemicals there is (chlorine) creates other nasty chemicals (cyanogen chloride and trichloramine, namely) in an environment that's intended for human recreational use.

But it's the pee that's at fault.

Right.
 
2014-03-06 08:58:13 PM

CruJones: Good work China, way to focus your air quality scientists on peeing in the

Coke.
 
2014-03-06 09:00:51 PM

medius: CruJones: Good work China, way to focus your air quality scientists on peeing in the Coke.


*snerk*
 
2014-03-06 09:10:50 PM

bughunter: So when natural bodily secretions (urine and sweat, and probably also sebum) come in contact with one of the most highly reactive and corrosive chemicals there is (chlorine) creates other nasty chemicals (cyanogen chloride and trichloramine, namely) in an environment that's intended for human recreational use.

But it's the pee that's at fault.

Right.


This.

Switch from chlorine to saltwater filtration.

Problem solved.
 
2014-03-06 09:12:30 PM
The average swimmer introduces the equivalent of up to two shot glasses of urine into a pool each time he or she takes a dip, according to previous research.

Yes, but in my defense, I don't actually bring shot glasses. (No glass in the pool area, that'd be dangerous.)
 
2014-03-06 09:13:27 PM
Not that I am white knighting the practice of peeing in the pool or in any way excusing it, but seriously... putting an eye dropper of uric acid into a test tube of pool water hardly represents the ratio of pee to chlorinated water present in even the most populated public pools.
 
2014-03-06 09:19:18 PM

bughunter: So when natural bodily secretions (urine and sweat, and probably also sebum) come in contact with one of the most highly reactive and corrosive chemicals there is (chlorine) creates other nasty chemicals (cyanogen chloride and trichloramine, namely) in an environment that's intended for human recreational use.

But it's the pee that's at fault.

Right.


Well, it's dumber than that, even... they are testing PURE chemicals, but urine is 95% water (according to Wikipeedia), so 8~20oz of pee is somewhere around an ounce of uric acid, added to a public pool of 20,000 gallons or more.

Basically, their testing methodology is all messed up. It assumes 1) Urine is basically pure uric acid, 2) the typical human is able to pee gallon, and 3) a LOT of people are peeing in the pools.
 
2014-03-06 09:21:14 PM
And i always thought it was the SMOG back in the day that made my
lungs hurt after an afternoon in the pool...
 
2014-03-06 09:25:56 PM

LesserEvil: It assumes 1) Urine is basically pure uric acid


mine is at least half vodak
 
2014-03-06 09:30:43 PM

Cymbal: bughunter: So when natural bodily secretions (urine and sweat, and probably also sebum) come in contact with one of the most highly reactive and corrosive chemicals there is (chlorine) creates other nasty chemicals (cyanogen chloride and trichloramine, namely) in an environment that's intended for human recreational use.

But it's the pee that's at fault.

Right.

This.

Switch from chlorine to saltwater filtration.

Problem solved.


Saltwater filtration?  Or salt-based chlorine generation?
 
2014-03-06 09:44:44 PM
The real problem is all you assholes that pee in the ocean.
 
2014-03-06 09:49:22 PM
Take a swim right after Chipotle.
 
2014-03-06 09:50:35 PM

medius: welcome to our L

notice there's no POO in it


Wanna bet?
lh6.ggpht.com
/surprised I'm the first
 
2014-03-06 09:56:38 PM
what about the sink? or at least the sink of the house you are visiting?
 
2014-03-06 09:58:41 PM

medius: CruJones: Good work China, way to focus your air quality scientists on peeing in the Coke.


That one took a while, top shelf.
 
2014-03-06 10:03:33 PM
www.leistergame.com
Always one of my favorites when I was a kid.
 
2014-03-06 10:08:03 PM

Pribar: TheOther: Dripping on freshly cleaned floors because you ran inside to pee can be really bad for your health, too.

I recently cut myself while puttering around outside, was gonna go in and grab a bandage when the Old Lady screamed at me to get out and stop bleeding on her clean floor.

/had to stand outside bleeding while she went in and got the first aid kit
//she wiped up the floor first though...


Oh you guys are gonna last forever, I'm sure.
 
2014-03-06 10:36:26 PM

medius: welcome to our L

notice there's no POO in it


www.whompcomic.com
 
2014-03-06 10:41:11 PM
Thinking back to all the public pools I romped in as a kid is a pretty disturbing --

/nope stopping there
//nopenopenope
 
2014-03-06 11:00:08 PM
This really got me thinking about a pond I've gone swimming in while on vacation.  The kids and I had gotten into swimming at the Y and we became fairly good swimmers.  We had no problem with breathing and endurance, but I noticed I couldn't breath right and struggled going far in the pond at the campgrounds we went to.  It always made me wondered why, and the pond is treated to keep the water plants down and still have fish.  I now wonder if the treatment and fish urine is why I struggled so much.

I don't think I'll be swimming in that pond anymore, the fish have also gotten more bitey.  It takes the fun out of just goofing around in the shallow waters when it feels like bug bites.
 
2014-03-06 11:06:50 PM
Water? I never touch the stuff. Fish fark in it.
 
2014-03-06 11:40:37 PM

albuquerquehalsey: medius: welcome to our L

notice there's no POO in it

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I had that joke years earlier....but hats of to those not lazy and talented enough to put it in cartoon form.

/And I bet people were not POOing in Ls years before I never did.
 
2014-03-07 01:00:10 AM
When I was a kid, for a number of years my family had a membership to a rec center. There was a big pool that tons of us kids would use, which had a shallow section for the youngest children, and there was a separate lap swimming pool for adults. I tried out the lap pool a few times as a teenager - the smell around it was much different, and I assume it was because they wouldn't have had to shock the pool as often. Fewer people used it, the water was cooler, and there were no children with small bladders.

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it disturbing that they'd have to target this article toward adults?
 
2014-03-07 01:05:24 AM

Cymbal: bughunter: So when natural bodily secretions (urine and sweat, and probably also sebum) come in contact with one of the most highly reactive and corrosive chemicals there is (chlorine) creates other nasty chemicals (cyanogen chloride and trichloramine, namely) in an environment that's intended for human recreational use.

But it's the pee that's at fault.

Right.

This.

Switch from chlorine to saltwater filtration.

Problem solved.


Sad.  You make me sad.
 
2014-03-07 01:09:06 AM
Public pools.....another relic of my bygone youth.

/wouldn't go near them nowadays
//people are farking disgusting
 
2014-03-07 02:14:41 AM
medius: welcome to our pooL

notice there's no little POO in it


Fixed that for ya.
 
2014-03-07 03:44:41 AM
Oh man, I really hope no one is peeing in our Elk's Lodge pool......
 
2014-03-07 06:47:50 AM
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