What happens to the urine when you pee in a chlorinated pool?

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Does the chlorine kill everything? Does the large amount of water dilute it?

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Chlorine kills bacteria especially coliform bacteria ( think 💩). If you have an extreme Urinary tract infection then the chlorine may kill bacteria in your urine once it has left your body.
The urine will get diluted out in several thousands- million gallons of water.

The Solution To Polution Is Dilution!!!

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Urine has uric acid and ammonia, which get converted into some nasty chemicals by the chlorine, and these largely go off into the air for swimmers to breathe. There’s usually little bacteria (edit), so not much for the chlorine to kill. But it takes a LOT of urine to cause any health problems given it’s a drop in the bucket (a little pee in 15 to 490 thousand gallons of water). Sweat also has uric acid, so rinse off before going in.

What to do about it? Good ventilation in indoor pools helps keep people from breathing the off gassed chemicals. Enzyme, ozone, or UV treatment can help neutralize the chemicals in the urine before the chlorine breaks it all down.

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The urine of a healthy individual should be sterile when it leaves the body, so there’s nothing to “kill”.

Urine is actually a mixture of water, uric acid, various salts, and metabolites (the leftovers after your body processes the various things you eat and drink). Some of the metabolites will probably get further oxidized by the chlorine, but, for the most part, it just gets diluted by the tens of thousands of gallons of water present in the pool.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Urine is naturally sterile. Urine is acidic and is comprises of mostly salts and water. The enormous amount of water in most pools dilutes it easily.

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what happens to pee in a saltwater pool?

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I avoid swimming in pools now that I’ve learned how disgusting most people can be in swimming pools.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Bacteria if there are any , are killed by the chlorine . All other things which might occur in urine are just plain water and some salts , like urea . These stay present as such , but are not dangerous in any single way and are heavy diluted .

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Fun fact, eyes getting irritated in pools is the result of getting a chloramine in them, chloramines get created when substances found in urine bind with the chlorine of the pool. Mostly chlorine in itself isn’t an irritant on the level chloramines are. Chloramines can even cause respiratory issues.