More than half of Americans use pools as a communal bathtub, study says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – A new national survey shows more than half of Americans use a swimming pool as a communal bathtub.

“They forget to think that the bacteria that the pool is trying to take care of is the bacteria that comes in on their bodies,” Dr. Chris Wiant said.

Dr. Wiant, who serves as the Water Quality & Health Council Chair, says results show people are swimming in pool instead of showering.