The Dangers Surrounding Public Pools

People who go swimming on a regular basis are likely very capable when it comes to their swimming ability. As such, they don’t give it much thought when they head to the pool because they don’t think they have to worry about the risks that come along with going for a swim. After all, as long as they know how to swim they don’t have to worry about drowning. But what people don’t seem to realize is that there is actually danger lurking outside of the pool as well. This is especially true at public pools since they are often contaminated with toenail fungus.

When a person is infected with nail fungus, that person has the ability to spread it to other people around them. If that same person are infected with nail fungus and spends the day at a public pool, they are putting everyone else in that pool area at risk. All that the other people would have to do is simply walk around barefoot next to the pool. Any other person who steps in the spots that the first person stepped could potentially become infected with toenail fungus.

This is why you need to be cautious of the area around the water when you go to a public pool. Instead of walking around barefoot, put some water shoes, sandals, or flip-flops on instead. This footwear will help prevent toenail fungus from infecting your feet. Don’t take this footwear off until you have safely returned home. Public showers are often crawling with nail fungus so you need to keep wearing shoes while you are in these shower areas as well.

By |2016-12-12T09:20:35-07:00December 12th, 2016|