An Average Public Swimming Pool In Canada Has Roughly 20 Gallons Of Piss In It
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Geez. Imagine how much must be in R. Kelly’s pool.
According to The Inquisitr, a recent study of Canadian pools conducted by the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters revealed that the average public swimming pool north of the border contains about 20 gallons of urine.
While on the surface that might sound almost as disgusting as having to spend a cross-country flight next to Corey Feldman, it is worth noting that the majority of large public pools in Canada are of the 220,000-gallon variety, so when you’re talking about 20 gallons of urine in there, it’s not like we’re talking about the equivalent to letting the entire Toronto Argonauts roster give you a golden shower.
“And yes, about 20 gallons of pee sounds gross — especially if you picture it as 20 milk jugs lined up in a row,” the report said. “But in a 220,000-gallon pool, that’s only 0.01 percent of the total liquid in the pool — in other words, a drop in the bucket.”
Another study from the American Chemical Society found that there are about 1 to 3 ounces of pee per person in a pool, which is roughly one gallon of pee for every 36 people in a pool at any time. And that’s just gross.