Everyone’s worst public pool fears are true, and just in time for summer. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study showing that 58 percent of public pool samples taken from around Atlanta yielded E. coli (not the bad kind), which live in the gut. The frequency of E. coli shows that swimmers “frequently contaminate pool water when they have a fecal incident” or forget to scrub their tuchuses in the shower.
The takeaway? Chlorine alone can’t protect you, so don’t swallow the water when you submerge yourself in Hamilton Fish Pool. Also, from now on, no one is ever allowed to poop again, only deliver “fecal incidents.”