Are public swimming pools unhygienic?


Swimming strengthens the body while the water buoys it up and protects against exercise-related injury, making it a popular and frequently recommended therapy for people recovering from an injury, operation or chronic illness.

The benefits of this are certainly likely to outweigh the potential health dangers associated with public pools.

But it’s not silly to be concerned about the risks, even if they are low – especially if you’re in a physically vulnerable state.

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