KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just in time for pools to open up across the metro, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have come out with a new study about what’s lurking in that water.
According to the CDC report, water sampled from 161 pools around the Atlanta area found 58 percent showed signs of E. Coli, which is the bacteria most commonly associated with fecal matter.
Diapered babies and children who are not properly toilet trained can easily introduce poop into the water, the report found.
But, children are not alone as culprits.
Adults are also at fault, mainly for those who do not shower with soap before entering the pool, who bring traces of fecal matter with them.