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Why You Should NEVER Pee In A Swimming Pool!

Our pools are full of disinfectant chemicals that keep then free of microorganisms, but what you might not realize is that those same chemicals are interacting with, well, you.

Today we’re talking poolchem, and we’re going to answer that age old question that’s been pondered in the back of every deep end swimmer’s mind – is it really okay to pee in the pool?

Urine aka pee interacts with the chlorine and other disinfecting products that are normally used to eliminate bacteria from a swimming pool.


The chemical substances produced by this interaction are irritating, in particularly the compound called trichloramine.If you have asthma or swim frequently, pool chemicals may cause respiratory problems, even without the urine effect.