How much urine is in an olympic size swimming pool?

Well it's no secret. Some people like to make the relaxing, refreshing environment of a pool into a toilet. It's a problem that's probably existed just as long as pools have. But even before urine enters the picture, modern pools are already chemically complex. So what happens when urine joins the party? Let's find out.

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Well it's no secret. Some people like to make the relaxing, refreshing environment of a pool into a toilet. It's a problem that's probably existed just as long as pools have. But even before urine enters the picture, modern pools are already chemically complex. So what happens when urine joins the party? Let's find out.

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References from this episode
  1. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/01/517785902/just-how-much-pee-is-in-that-pool#:~:text=Hourly%20News-,The%20Strong%20Smell%20Of%20Pool%20Chlorine%20Is%20Actually%20Urine%20Plus,pose%20a%20potential%20health%20threat.
  2. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00043
  3. https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/chlorine/basics/facts.asp
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/78-127/78127_15.html
  5. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ershdb/emergencyresponsecard_29750039.html
  6. https://www.airgas.com/msds/001015.pdf
  7. https://youtu.be/wHIsfVffWf0
  8. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004313541400044X
  9. https://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i31/chemical-reactions-taking-place-swimming.html
  10. https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/29/4/690.full
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