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Can you get bacteria from a pool?

Yes, it is possible to get bacteria from a swimming pool. Bacteria can enter a pool from a variety of sources, such as swimmers’ skin, hair, and clothing, as well as from the environment. Some of the most common types of bacteria found in pools include E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Legionella.

Properly maintained and disinfected pools should have low levels of bacteria. However, if the pool is not properly maintained or disinfected, the levels of bacteria can increase and potentially cause health issues.

To minimize the risk of getting bacteria from a pool, it is important to practice good hygiene, such as showering before swimming, avoiding swimming when sick, and avoiding swallowing pool water. Additionally, pool operators should ensure that the pool is properly maintained and disinfected to minimize the presence of bacteria in the water.