The Very Real and Potentially Dangerous Consequences of Peeing in the Pool

The American Chemical Society series Reactions broke down the very real and potentially dangerous consequences of peeing in the pool. Urine reacts to chlorine and other chemicals used to treat pool, and those reactions create new compounds with some harmful effects.

Our pools are full of disinfectant chemicals that keep then free of microorganisms, but what you might not realize is that those same chemicals are interacting with, well, you. Today we’re talking poolchem, and we’re going to answer that age old question that’s been pondered in the back of every deep end swimmer’s mind – is it really okay to pee in the pool?