People Are Debating Whether Swimming Counts As Bathing And Just…Ew07/14/2019
Recently, a hot debate has been taking over social media and (probably) tearing families apart: Does swimming in a pool count as taking a bath?
To be clear, the CDC strongly recommends showering before swimming in a pool to keep it free of germs. And if other people aren’t showering before they swim (or if they’re doing things they shouldn’t in the pool), you might want to shower after you swim, too.
However, some people assume that the chlorine in the pool works the same as soap.
To be fair, a lot of these people are just busy parents who have their plates full and are glad to have one less thing to think about.
But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of people really grossed out that this is even a debate.
But as this comment points out, there are probably worse things than hearing “half of Americans use pools as baths“:
Have you ever counted a dip in the pool as a bath? Sound off in the comments.
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