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The risk of recreational water illnesses in unhygienic swimming pools

Posted on February 23, 2015 11:55 am under Premises Liability

Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) refer to any disease that could result from inhaling, swallowing, or coming in contact with contaminated water in recreational swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, and interactive fountains. Depending on the nature of exposure and the contaminant that has caused the infection, RWI’s can affect the skin, the eyes, the ears, or the gastrointestinal tract.

Unhygienic and under-maintained swimming pools and water play areas are the perfect breeding ground for RWI-causing germs. However, treating water pools with chlorine does not guarantee water free from RWI-causing germs. Some germs can be so resistant to chlorine that it could take anywhere between several minutes and a few days before chlorine could destroy them. As such, apart from chlorine treatment, pool owners could keep RWI outbreaks at bay through regular pool maintenance and cleaning.

Sadly, some property owners fail to ensure that their premises are free from any contaminants that might cause RWI. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt on someone else’s property, consult with a premises liability lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 today.