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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Urine, not chlorine, causes red eyes in pools   ( smithsonianmag.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
Glad I read TFA..about to call bullshiat on the tagline.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Sure, jump in right after a shock treatment and tell me you don't get red eyes.
 
4 days ago  
Didn't read the link but it's the muriatic acid added to balance the pH. Worked at a public pool for 4 years and any time the chlorine system failed( or supply ran dry) the pumps continued to add acid at the set rate and everyone's eye were on fire.
 
4 days ago  
If you consider the fact that air is just a less-dense fluid than water, every trip into a public restroom should freak you right the fark out.
 
4 days ago  
...and in presidents.
 
4 days ago  

DarkLancelot: Sure, jump in right after a shock treatment and tell me you don't get red eyes.


Yeah, bullshiat.

Piss in my eyes and I'm okay.
Pour Chlorine into my eyes, not so much.
 
4 days ago  
I always thought a more useful version of that HIGH-LARIOUS sign posted at every backyard pool would read:


WELCOME TO OUR L


NOTICE THERE IS NO POO IN IT


PLEASE KEEP IT THAT WAY

 
4 days ago  
My pool guy said its the PH balance, so I through in some vagisil every now and then, its pH balanced just for me.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

Hooker with a Penis: My pool guy said its the PH balance, so I through in some vagisil every now and then, its pH balanced just for me.


Goop.com has a rock that will do that. And tighten up those old leaky filters, too.
 
4 days ago  
Poop thread 💩?
 
4 days ago  

fastfxr: Piss in my eyes and I'm okay.


How do you know this?
 
4 days ago  

BKITU: I always thought a more useful version of that HIGH-LARIOUS sign posted at every backyard pool would read:


WELCOME TO OUR L

NOTICE THERE IS NO POO IN IT

PLEASE KEEP IT THAT WAY

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4 days ago  

OkieDookie: Hooker with a Penis: My pool guy said its the PH balance, so I through in some vagisil every now and then, its pH balanced just for me.

Goop.com has a rock that will do that. And tighten up those old leaky filters, too.


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4 days ago  

Barfmaker: fastfxr: Piss in my eyes and I'm okay.

How do you know this, Mister President?


FTFY
 
4 days ago  

fastfxr: DarkLancelot: Sure, jump in right after a shock treatment and tell me you don't get red eyes.

Yeah, bullshiat.

Piss in my eyes and I'm okay.
Pour Chlorine into my eyes, not so much.


Kinky. Or is that the Jackson Brown song?
 
4 days ago  

lostcat: If you consider the fact that air is just a less-dense fluid than water, every trip into a public restroom should freak you right the fark out.


If that scares you, I've got some bad news - your home bathroom also probably has a fine layer of pooparticles covering everything that doesn't live in a cabinet.

// if you leave the seat up when you flush, you're basically spraying a fine mist of [water+whatever was in the bowl] all over the room
// cf Mythbusters
 
4 days ago  

Dr Dreidel: lostcat: If you consider the fact that air is just a less-dense fluid than water, every trip into a public restroom should freak you right the fark out.

If that scares you, I've got some bad news - your home bathroom also probably has a fine layer of pooparticles covering everything that doesn't live in a cabinet.

// if you leave the seat up when you flush, you're basically spraying a fine mist of [water+whatever was in the bowl] all over the room
// cf Mythbusters


The mythbusters showed that the toothbrush in the other room, not the bathroom, had more.

/ that show sucked.
// it did way more damage to people's intelligence than anything else could.
 
4 days ago  
FTFA: Luckily, there are several easy ways to prevent things from tainting your poolside experience forevermore.

Tell me that wasn't an intentional choice of words.
 
Juc
4 days ago  

Im_Gumby: [img.fark.net image 640x343]


they put dye in pools so people can point and laugh at the people pissing in them now?
 
4 days ago  

fastfxr: DarkLancelot: Sure, jump in right after a shock treatment and tell me you don't get red eyes.

Yeah, bullshiat.

Piss in my eyes and I'm okay.
Pour Chlorine into my eyes, not so much.


All this time I have been lied to, Fark IS my personal fetish site!
 
4 days ago  
Fun fact: the odor most people associate with excessive pool chlorination is actually caused by insufficient chlorine.

/I should buy a Clearwater spa
 
4 days ago  

Juc: Im_Gumby: [img.fark.net image 640x343]

they put dye in pools so people can point and laugh at the people pissing in them now?


No, but it was a gag in a movie I thought was appropriate to reference.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pis​c​ine-of-the-crime/
 
4 days ago  
But pee isn't the worst thing that's probably lurking in your pool. Actually, according to CDC healthy swimming spokesperson and epidemiologist Michele Hlavsa, it's poop. She tells LiveScience's Rachael Rettner that people with diarrhea can spread a filter and chorine-resistant Cryptosporidium, a parasite that is the leading cause of waterborne disease in the United States.

What spreading Cryptosporidium may look like:

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4 days ago  

hissatsu: But pee isn't the worst thing that's probably lurking in your pool. Actually, according to CDC healthy swimming spokesperson and epidemiologist Michele Hlavsa, it's poop. She tells LiveScience's Rachael Rettner that people with diarrhea can spread a filter and chorine-resistant Cryptosporidium, a parasite that is the leading cause of waterborne disease in the United States.

What spreading Cryptosporidium may look like:

[img.fark.net image 399x271]


...o.o

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4 days ago  

fastfxr: DarkLancelot: Sure, jump in right after a shock treatment and tell me you don't get red eyes.

Yeah, bullshiat.

Piss in my eyes and I'm okay.
Pour Chlorine into my eyes, not so much.


Or RTFA and learn that it is the combination of ammonia from the urine with chlorine that causes it.
 
4 days ago  

hissatsu: But pee isn't the worst thing that's probably lurking in your pool. Actually, according to CDC healthy swimming spokesperson and epidemiologist Michele Hlavsa, it's poop. She tells LiveScience's Rachael Rettner that people with diarrhea can spread a filter and chorine-resistant Cryptosporidium, a parasite that is the leading cause of waterborne disease in the United States.

What spreading Cryptosporidium may look like:

[img.fark.net image 399x271]


Shiat 'N Slide?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
And this is why I don't go to public swimming pools.
 
4 days ago  

Mirrorz: Didn't read the link but it's the muriatic acid added to balance the pH. Worked at a public pool for 4 years and any time the chlorine system failed( or supply ran dry) the pumps continued to add acid at the set rate and everyone's eye were on fire.


I stay away from pools, and know nothing about maintaining one, but why, why wouldn't you monitor the pH?
 
4 days ago  
Instead of waiting, I just put chlurine in the pool.
 
4 days ago  

itcamefromschenectady: Mirrorz: Didn't read the link but it's the muriatic acid added to balance the pH. Worked at a public pool for 4 years and any time the chlorine system failed( or supply ran dry) the pumps continued to add acid at the set rate and everyone's eye were on fire.

I stay away from pools, and know nothing about maintaining one, but why, why wouldn't you monitor the pH?


We monitored it daily but this was 25 years ago and a municipal pool isn't top priority on the city's funding allocation. Also I think the oldest person working there at the time was 22. Basically everything was considered good as long as the water didn't turn too cloudy or dark green.
 
4 days ago  
Not in TFA, but you also don't get that familiar clean chlorine pool smell until someone pees in it. And the stronger the smell = more pee. How to measure HOW MUCH PEE IS IN YOUR POOL
 
4 days ago  
City pool long ago and far away in Maine used to drain the public pool every night and refill it with fresh water.

Water was pure and plentiful in them woods in Maine. If you didn't mind moose pee and bear scat.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
I call bullsh*t. I used to take my daughter to a community pool for swim lessons. It was an indoor pool with so much chlorine I got red eyes without ever getting into the pool.
 
4 days ago  

eyeq360: OkieDookie: Hooker with a Penis: My pool guy said its the PH balance, so I through in some vagisil every now and then, its pH balanced just for me.

Goop.com has a rock that will do that. And tighten up those old leaky filters, too.

[pics.onsizzle.com image 500x441]


At first I was thinking oh jeeze... Then I read the descriptions and lol'd.
 
4 days ago  

Resin33: fastfxr: DarkLancelot: Sure, jump in right after a shock treatment and tell me you don't get red eyes.

Yeah, bullshiat.

Piss in my eyes and I'm okay.
Pour Chlorine into my eyes, not so much.

Or RTFA and learn that it is the combination of ammonia from the urine with chlorine that causes it.


...or, say the reaction of urine and chlorine causes it? Because it's clear that urine in a pool doesn't cause red eyes, but chlorine in a pool does?
 
4 days ago  
I'll stick to the detroit river.
 
4 days ago  

lostcat: If you consider the fact that air is just a less-dense fluid than water, every trip into a public restroom should freak you right the fark out.


I particularly love the ones with banks of hot air driers and violent-flush toilets and urinals. (And no way to get out without touching the door handle or getting some TP or ass-gasket tissue from a stall.)
 
4 days ago  

fastfxr: DarkLancelot: Sure, jump in right after a shock treatment and tell me you don't get red eyes.

Yeah, bullshiat.

Piss in my eyes and I'm okay.
Pour Chlorine into my eyes, not so much.


Some Presidents people pay good money for that.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

Kiler: eyeq360: OkieDookie: Hooker with a Penis: My pool guy said its the PH balance, so I through in some vagisil every now and then, its pH balanced just for me.

Goop.com has a rock that will do that. And tighten up those old leaky filters, too.

[pics.onsizzle.com image 500x441]

At first I was thinking oh jeeze... Then I read the descriptions and lol'd.


I had the same reaction as well.
 
4 days ago  

lostcat: If you consider the fact that air is just a less-dense fluid than water, every trip into a public restroom should freak you right the fark out.


Just think, if you can smell shiat, piss, or cum, that means particles of it are ENTERING you.
 
4 days ago  

ds615: Dr Dreidel: lostcat: If you consider the fact that air is just a less-dense fluid than water, every trip into a public restroom should freak you right the fark out.

If that scares you, I've got some bad news - your home bathroom also probably has a fine layer of pooparticles covering everything that doesn't live in a cabinet.

// if you leave the seat up when you flush, you're basically spraying a fine mist of [water+whatever was in the bowl] all over the room
// cf Mythbusters

The mythbusters showed that the toothbrush in the other room, not the bathroom, had more.

/ that show sucked.
// it did way more damage to people's intelligence than anything else could.


It appears to have damaged your brain
 
4 days ago  
This article is just describing the creation of Chloramine disinfection byproducts when organic matter binds with free Chlorine ions in water.  This is literally how Chlorine disinfection works. Whether its urine, dirt, skin or any other organic material that comes in contact with free Chlorine in a pool hopefully all of those molecules bind with the Chlorine to ensure bacteria and other organic material are inactivated and the other by product of that process is the volatile Chloramine gas that off-gases into the air and subsequently into our nostrils.  Urine would not cause the "Pool Smell" with out the presence of Chlorine in solution....

https://chlorine.americanchemistry.co​m​/Science-Center/Chlorine-Compound-of-t​he-Month-Library/Chloramines-Understan​ding-Pool-Smell/

/Certified Pool Operator
 
4 days ago  

Smackledorfer: I'll stick to the detroit river.


And it will stick to you.
 
4 days ago  
people with diarrhea can spread a filter and chorine-resistant Cryptosporidium, a parasite that is the leading cause of waterborne disease in the United States.If you get into a pool when you know you have diarrhea, you should be hanged with piano wire.
 
4 days ago  

bingethinker: people with diarrhea can spread a filter and chorine-resistant Cryptosporidium, a parasite that is the leading cause of waterborne disease in the United States.If you get into a pool when you know you have diarrhea, you should be hanged with piano wire.


What if I wipe my ass well and don't shiat in the pool?
 
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