Staggering statistics have shown that more than eight out of 10 public swimming pools, hot tubs and water park actually violate health codes and are a danger to the public. And actually, one in eight swimming pools were actually closed after inspections found them dirty and dangerous. These figures come from across the pond, over in the US, but you can bet if a UK study was done you could draw the same conclusions.
What’s even more disgusting is that there was actually the poop parasite, Cryptosporidium, found in some of the public facilities which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea. It really makes your skin crawl when you think about how dirty some of these places are. More than 84,000 inspections were carried out at almost 50,0000 separate facilities and 80% of those had at least one violation that needed to be addressed.
People go to these kinds of places to relax and have a good time; the least you would expect from the facilities would be that they were kept clean! But you’re not in control of this.
That’s why it makes sense to install your own pool, spa or hot tub in the privacy of your own home or garden. That way you won’t have to share with strangers, some of whom seem to have a loose idea of what cleanliness is. Plus, you’ll have total control of the cleaning process to ensure complete safety.
If you’re sick of sharing your downtime with other people, take a look at our range of saunas, wooden hot tubs and other relaxation pods!