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If you enjoy swimming especially in commercial swimming pools, water quality should be a concern of yours. There has been a lot of talk about waterborne diseases and how they are increasing. As a bather in a swimming pool, you need to know what they are, how you can come in contact with them and what the symptoms are too. Just because a swimming pool is blue and clear doesn’t mean it’s safe to swim in. Waterborne diseases are usually a bigger problem with commercial swimming pools but that doesn’t mean your residential pool can’t contain one. At Pool Services Technologies, our goal is to make sure the clarity of your water is best! We are also concerned with the quality too and so should you. We want to educate you on the various waterborne diseases and how you can remove them if necessary.

When it comes to swimming pools, the following are some of the most common waterborne diseases:

  • Campylobacteriosis, which is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.
  • Cholera, which is a bacterium with symptoms of muscle cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Cryptosporidium, which is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, stomach cramps, upset stomach and slight fever. This is by far the most common waterborne disease and the one you should be most concerned about!
  • Typhoid fever, which is a bacterium with symptoms of fever, headache, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and an abdominal rash.

As stated above, Cryptosporidium is by far the most common waterborne disease and one that everyone should be concerned about but wouldn’t it be great to swim in a pool and know that you are swimming in the best quality of water?

On a side note, if you plan on swimming in a commercial property we recommend showering before and don’t swim if you’re feeling ill.

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