Experts also suggest that you should be able to see the bottom floor of the pool or bath tub clearly, otherwise the water is not that clean for you to take a dip.
Cryptosporidium (also known as "Crypto"), Pseudomonas, and Legionella caused most of the outbreaks in swimming venues in the United States during this time period. Crypto, for example, can survive even in properly maintained and chlorinated pools, and Pseudomonas and Legionella thrive in slimy areas in hot tubs, pools and water playgrounds.
That's why the CDC recommends that public pools - including hotel pools and water parks - be run by people trained to keep the water free from contamination, she said.
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"We often underestimate what it takes to properly run a pool or hot tub to maintain a chlorine level where it needs to be", said study lead author Michele Hlavsa, chief of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Swimming Program. It's typically spread when a person swims while they have diarrhea, putting others at risk of swallowing contaminated water.
While outbreaks caused by crypto increased 25% a year during 2000-06, the upward trend stopped after that, Hlavsa said.
These bacteria can enter the body through the skin, eyes or nose, Hlavsa explained.
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And while picking up a waterborne illness is no fun, they're rarely fatal: only eight fatalities due to such diseases were recorded in that time period. Diarrheal disease outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium leveled off during 2008 through 2014.
Legionella caused 16 percent of the outbreaks, and Pseudomonas caused 13 percent.
Sixteen percent of outbreaks are caused by Legionella and 13 percent are caused by Pseudomonas, which cause hot tub rash and swimmer's ear. As the parasite is resistant to chlorine disinfection, it is now known to be a leading cause of waterborne disease in the US.
And most importantly, don't let your babies into the water unless they're wearing swim diapers.
The findings were published May 18 in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Employees with The Park District of Oak Park spent the day powerwashing and vacuuming as the suburb gets its two public pools ready for the summer season.
Check the pools, hot tubs and water playground inspection scores. "What one does affects other people - that's the basic concept of public health", he added. "If Crypto is confirmed, it's essential to remain out of the water for two weeks".
Use test strips to check if the water's chlorine levels are proper. So paradoxically, you can go swimming in a pool heavily treated with chemicals and risk chemical poisoning, or you can risk infectious diseases.