ATLANTA, GA - It is that time of the year when few things feel as good as jumping into a pool on a hot Texas day. But it could also be the riskiest time of year to go for a swim. According to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, July and August are worst months of the year for water-borne diseases.
A new report found that one in eight public pools had bacteria levels so high that they had to be closed immediately. One study in Atlanta found 58 percent of pool samples tested positive for E. Coli.
The most likely illness you could get from a dirty pool is diarrhea, but you could also pick up skin, ear and eye infections.
To protect your family, the CDC says you should ask to see a pool's maintenance and inspection records, to see what's in the water.
So stay cool this summer! And stay vigilant at the pool.