Give’M Health: TriCounty Health Urges Safety When Swimming

Did you know there are 48 public swimming pools in the TriCounty area, most of which are in hotels? If you’re like most people, you think of the shower before swimming at a public pool as more of a recommendation than a requirement but TriCounty Health is hoping people will listen up and change their ways. A complete cleansing shower should include shampoo and soap in order to remove bacteria and personal care products so they don’t come off in the pool. These items reduce the effectiveness of Chlorine and clog filters. Wash the entire body with soap, urges TriCounty Health. Additionally, parents need to properly put a swim diaper and plastic shorts on babies and toddlers that will be in the water. TriCounty Health also urges any who are or have been recently sick to stay home rather than hit the pool. Crypto outbreaks can happen when people don’t shower properly or coming to the pool while sick. TriCounty Health tests samples from every public pool twice each month to be sure that pool operators are keeping conditions safe. They also inspect each pool structure once a year to ensure equipment is kept in good working order.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.