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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Thats because they have there Adult swim diaper on

    YIKES!!!!

    stay clear of them

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    federal law in USA
    (not verbatim and i am a current certified pool operator)
    liquid stool and vomit.....close pool, super chlorinate (or whatever disinfection process is used) clean the mess run the pool at high disinfection level for 20 hrs kill off the chlorine add new chlorine and bring to safe and appropriate balanced levels.
    for all intents and purpose pool can be safely opened after 20hr of following the directions.

    solid stool..... close pool scoop it out, make sure chlorine levels are at high level for 2 hr, and then kill off chlorine, rebalance pool and can be opened after an hr.
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 04-02-2011 at 11:31 AM.

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    the swim diapers are very reliable except when dealing with diarrhea.
    i have NO problem with being in a pool with a child in swim diaper.

    and to make it more safe.....diaper covers, what we called rubber pants over the swim diaper to give extra protection



    the REAL CONCERN FOLKS is PUBLIC HOT TUBS or your own hot tub . when we had guests use our hot tub, the thing got SCRUBBED after they left.
    i advise all of you to google hot tub diseases hepatitis is a huge factor YUK

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    i am sorry but this is my specialty (yes, crap in pool)

    whenever going to any pool
    you want the water to SPARKLE
    even on a cloudy day that water should sparkle
    and a strong chlorine smell giving you comfort that the pool is being properly disinfected? think again. the strong residual chlorine smell is "chloramine" a gas like useless kind of chemical. chloramines cause EYE BURN.

    ok, i forgot i am retired.
    i will shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i am sorry but this is my specialty (yes, crap in pool)

    whenever going to any pool
    you want the water to SPARKLE
    even on a cloudy day that water should sparkle
    and a strong chlorine smell giving you comfort that the pool is being properly disinfected? think again. the strong residual chlorine smell is "chloramine" a gas like useless kind of chemical. chloramines cause EYE BURN.

    ok, i forgot i am retired.
    i will shut up.

    so strong chlorine smell is no good? and don't get into the jacuzzi?

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    pretty much
    and if you want to be as anal as I. go to a pool supply store and buy a small basic pool or hot tub test kit.
    the instructions are simple
    test the water yourself.

    if chlorine is lower than ideal stay out
    if ph is off the chart high or low stay out

    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    so strong chlorine smell is no good? and don't get into the jacuzzi?

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    The only pool I use is my brother's.

    Andrea, maybe you can comment on this. I've heard there's some stuff you can put in a pool that detects when someone pees in it. Like the water near the culprit turns a different color. Is this true?

    BTW, isn't the ocean nature's biggest pool?

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    i'm not getting into the whirlpool anymore. i just read up on it, and it's nasty. the pool is not as bad - right??????????

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    we used to tell the kids about the "magic chemical" to detect urine and it would discolor and pretty much surround the person giving "away the secret"
    does this stuff exist?
    not a clue but it was a good scare tactic.

    and fwiw
    at least 40% of people that go into a pool use it as a toilet.
    (according the the national pool and spa institute)

    that is 4 out 10
    and 40 of a hundred.

    urine in a properly disinfected pool does NOT phase me one little bit.

    urine is clean as compared to poop.

    aruba uses the same high standards that are used in the usa. i know that because i ran a few CPO seminars a few years ago and there were folks from all over the world including Aruba. the aruba person was to have taken the CPO instructor's course and then went on to train staff at resort pools .

    if there is anything good that comes out of this thread it should be awareness.

    swim diapered kids are not an issue
    a bigger issue is an undiapered person that does not do a very good job of wiping their bum prior to swimming.

    and hot tubs......sit in your own petrie dish in your own bacteria

    pass on having others join you or using theirs eeewwwww.

    the ocean is indeed a very large pool.
    and how many of us pee in the ocean?

    Quote Originally Posted by purpleangel View Post
    The only pool I use is my brother's.

    Andrea, maybe you can comment on this. I've heard there's some stuff you can put in a pool that detects when someone pees in it. Like the water near the culprit turns a different color. Is this true?

    BTW, isn't the ocean nature's biggest pool?

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    My son (lifeguard) just got home from school, and I asked him how long the pool is closed due to a potty accident, and he said an hour. He has been a lifeguard for two years, and during the summer he works 40 hours/week, and he's only seen it happen once.

    Andrea, I'm glad to know that Aruba has very high standards for pool safety.

    If I was traveling to Aruba with a baby, I would want to know ahead of time if I wasn't allowed to bring a swim diapered baby into the regular pool. While I'd be avoiding that resort, others might chose it for the exact same reason.
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