Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Aug 3, 2012.
I'm sure that happens more than they admit. It would be hilarious if they put the chemicals in the pool that turned the water a different color. :laugh2:
Do Olympic Swimmers Pee In The Pool? 'Nearly 100 Percent' Do, Says Former U.S. National Team Member
Carly Geehr has answered one of life's eternal questions: Do Olympians pee in the pool?
The answer, is, yes, but the extent to which this is true may disturb many.
Geehr, a former USA Swimming National Team Member, decided to provide the icky details when faced with the question on Quora:"Nearly 100% of elite competitive swimmers pee in the pool. Regularly.
Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does."
The more interesting question is *when* does said peeing happen?
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/do-olympic-swimmers-pee-in-the-pool_n_1729019.html
I'm sure this happens in public pools as well, all the time. Which is why I won't go near my apartment's pool...I just watch the bikinis down there from my 6th floor balcony
THERE IS NO SUCH THING!!
They tried to tell us they did that at Boy Scout camp. Me and my buddy snuck down there at dusk and peed in the pool and nothing happened. So much for the whole honest scout deal. :laugh2:
I used to go to a friends pool and his Mom would always say, "I don't use your toilet as a swimming pool, so don't use my pool as a toilet."
Most people pee in pools. Doesn't bother me in the slightest, just don't do it near me please! WHY IS MY LEG WARM?
I've swam in piss filled pools.. pretty much any time I've ever swam in a pool (I've never had a personal pool). At the gym, in my neighborhoods and complexes.. Nothing bad has ever happened because of it. I don't see what the big deal is.
First, consider the source of urine ... your blood. Urine is only a substance filtered out of your blood and your blood is STERILE. Urine, therefore, is also sterile - WHEN it first comes out. However, urine has many metabolic wastes in it and those wastes are a GREAT place for bacteria to grow. So, if you leave urine out in an environment that allows for bacteria to grow such bacteria will grow and THE bacteria make poisons that are dangerous to your health.
Remember, in a pool, chlorine is used to KILL BACTERIA. Therefore, when one pees in a pool, there are no bacteria that can grow in the urine.
However, the chlorine (depending on the type of chlorine used) in the pool will combine with the urine (just as it does with perspiration) to form substances called "chloramines". It is chloramines that make a pool smell like chlorine. Actually, a pool free of chloramines will have a lot of chlorine in it and has NO smell. Chloramines are also one of the two things that cause your eyes to burn, NOT chlorine. The other is improper pH (acid/base level), again, NOT CHLORINE.
To remove chloramines, the pool must be closed and the water super chlorinated (shocked) and that is expensive.
So, the REAL reason one is not supposed to pee in the pool is to cut down on operating costs. That is also the reason you are supposed to shower before entering a pool (perspiration is almost identical to urine in composition).
That's actuall pretty interesting. Thanks for the info.
I was wondering what that fapping sound was above my 5th floor.
That's disgusting. That's what five years old do. Cmon man.
That gives a bit of a new meaning to the phrase going for the gold.
This was a clinic in correct information.
Wow excellent post.
It's what the VAST MAJORITY of adults do as well. I know when we think of pee our mind instantly goes "ew Gross", but facts are facts.
If people are going to be put off by stuff like this, you might as well never get into any water, be it pool, lake, or ocean.
I've never seen an adult do this TBH.