Swimming pools are a favourite place amongst young and old, during summer and winter alike. We all know that they are full of water, but what else is in there?
Swimming pools are actually a soup of water, bleach, human shedding and cosmetics, bacteria, and viruses and fungi. Sounds gross, right?!
The “bleach” in the pools, along with the other reagents, is important for keeping the water safe. The contents of our swimming pools are largely based on the quality of the water in it. However, it also depends on our personal hygiene. So, make sure you shower before you get into the pool and try not to pee in it!
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Lidiya’s curiosity about “how the life works” led her to complete a Masters degree in Biology and a PhD in Microbiology. Science gave her more questions than answers and after a few years as a postdoc at the National Institute of Health in Rockville, MD, USA, she decided to pursue her “first” love in writing. Not long after that, she became a mom of a wonderful girl, who is a very energetic toddler now. She loves to travel and has lived in many countries; she is still looking for a place to settle down. Lidiya is thrilled to be a part of the Scienista bloggers team, and loves being able to connect with lots of wonderful young, and already established female scientists, while writing about science, life and everything else.