Do you pee in the pool?

DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
This is my last urinary poll, I promise.

Inspired by the Do you pee in the shower? thread, I want to know...

Do you pee in the pool? What about in lakes? The ocean? Rivers? Other swimmable bodies of water I can't think of?

Anonymous poll.


And sorry for the typo in the poll responses! It won't let me edit
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, I pee in the pool/hot tub, but only my own.
6
Yes, I pee in the pool/hot tub, but only my friends/family's.
3
Yes, I pee in the pool/hot tub, and it doesn't matter whose it is (including gym pools, amusement park pools, etc.)
45
Yes, I pee in oceans.
107
Yes, I pee in lakes.
103
Yes, I pee in rivers
90
I do not pee in the pool/hot tub.
87
I do not I pee in oceans.
35
I do not pee in lakes.
39
I do not pee in rivers.
40
This poll has made me never want to swim in any pool ever again.
100
Other/I'm just here for the party.
9
Total votes: 664 (191 voters)
Poll is closed
10/28/2010
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Sir Sir
I do not pee in any of those places, no.
10/28/2010
sasweetheart89 sasweetheart89
No! okaaay, ONE time in the ocean... we were on the beach alll day and there was no where to go!
10/28/2010
Alicia Alicia
I have peed in a lake before many years ago...and I have peed in the ocean a few times when there is no bathroom in sight. I DO NOT pee in the pool though, and I am actually freaked out by pools because I am worried there is pee in it, though I think the chlorine probably cleans it out...at least I hope so!
10/28/2010
Pandahb Pandahb
Haha what a taboo topic. Technically pee is pretty clean though. Just don't start... um.... >_<....the ...errr.....number 2! in those places.
10/28/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I pee in the lake at camp. I admit it. Makes those warm spots

Not in a pool though
10/28/2010
mllebeauty mllebeauty
It's true. Pee is sterile so it's relatively safe but it totally grosses me out to think there's pee in the pool!
10/28/2010
Blinker Blinker
I pee errrwhere. It's how I mark my territory
10/28/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I haven't peed in a pool since I was like 9 and I saw a commercial for that stuff they put in pools to make it turn purple when urea is present. That effectively stopped that lol. And...I have not peed in a lake/river because I heard it can attract fish or other things... and I have not peed in the ocean because I have never seen it
10/28/2010
Jenn (aka kissmykitty) Jenn (aka kissmykitty)
Once in the ocean... because DAMN I had to go and we were miles, literally, from a bathroom. Heh.
10/28/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I don't pee in pools/hot tubs. I mean, I know chlorine does indeed kill everything... but it's just gross to swim in it. I mean, sometimes you accidentally swallow the water.

And not that I've had the opportunity for years, but I wouldn't care if I peed in a lake/river/ocean. No different than the animals doing it (and they do!). But it'd still only be a last resort and only if I was already in the water.

And ~LaUr3n~, you've never even seen an ocean in person? Road trip!!!
10/28/2010
DustBunny DustBunny
In the ocean once, but it was 1/2 mile to the board walk and god only knows where the bathroom was from there. At the pool there's always a bathroom near by, so there's no need for that.
10/28/2010
Unconventional Unconventional
Wow...I'm amused that my original poll inspired 2 different polls on urine.

*Pats self on pack, then proceeds to pee in showers and pools belonging to other people*
10/29/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
On another note, tomorrow I'm going to purchase a snorkel for when I visit anyone's pool.
10/29/2010
onehotmomma onehotmomma
I used to pee in the ocean when I was little, but I don't anymore lol. This poll made me laugh
10/29/2010
Trashley Trashley
Oh my gosh, I understand peeing in the shower, but the pool? It just STAYS there! Diffusing and swishing around your body! That shit gets in your mouth and hair and eyes... oh no oh no oh no
10/29/2010
Coralbell Coralbell
I'm kinda surprised to see that people never pee in oceans/lakes/rivers. Peeing in pools grosses me out because it's a small amount of water, but I don't think peeing in a lake is gross at all. As long as you're not near anyone. I'm pretty sure cities dump sewage in there anyways.
10/29/2010
Liz2 Liz2
Yes, I do pee in the ocean and in lakes but never a pool or a hot tub, anywhere. Perhaps I have been naive but I "assumed" most people would be more considerate in pools esp. with ongoing concerns with infections and diseases.
10/29/2010
Blinker Blinker
Quote:
Originally posted by Liz2
Yes, I do pee in the ocean and in lakes but never a pool or a hot tub, anywhere. Perhaps I have been naive but I "assumed" most people would be more considerate in pools esp. with ongoing concerns with infections and diseases.
Urine is mostly water with a small amount of urea, creatinine, sodium and chloride. There is more bacteria in a person's saliva than in their urine. On every person's skin is a strain of staphylococcus, or "staph". We carry more microorganisms on our body than inside it. This is why pools are chlorinated and the pH level is checked religiously, to make sure all precautions are taken to limit/stop the growth of harmful microorganisms.

And that "dye" to turn pool water purple or some other color in the presence of urine is an old urband legend. No dye like that exists, nor could it exist. You would need distilled or at least tap water to use in a test like that, something with a pH balance of 7. Due to the chlorine and other chemicals in poolwater, any sort of test would be degraded because of the chemicals. This is just an old wives' tale that parents tell their children before they hop in a public pool.
10/29/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
I still couldn't pee in a pool. Eek. I'd be like "oh, crap. Who else has peed in here?" Haha.
10/29/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Blinker
Urine is mostly water with a small amount of urea, creatinine, sodium and chloride. There is more bacteria in a person's saliva than in their urine. On every person's skin is a strain of staphylococcus, or "staph". We carry more ... More
Very well written. I remind myself about the chemicals in public pools killing everything on contact and that's the only reason I can still get myself to use them. But I still can't let myself pee in there though. Just can't.
10/29/2010
Sera Sera
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
This is my last urinary poll, I promise.

Inspired by the Do you pee in the shower? thread, I want to know...

Do you pee in the pool? What about in lakes? The ocean? Rivers? Other swimmable bodies of water I can't think of? ... More
I'm never going to the public swimming pool again.
10/29/2010
gone77 gone77
I wouldn't pee in any of these places, and I would never get into a public pool for this very reason. lol
10/29/2010
Gary Gary
Wasn't there just another thread about peeing in things?
10/29/2010
Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
When you gotta go...
10/29/2010
Alura Une Alura Une
Even if urine is pretty "clean", I think it's awfully yucky that people would do this.

I have tinkled in inappropriate places, but it is something I don't like to do and would avoid with all my strength now. I know it won't kill me to hold it for a while--I crossed the Atlantic on a plane and then some without a tinkle before.

People are always asking me to go to the ocean with them as I live fairly close to it. For many reasons I have to decline. It's often too hot, too sunny, nasty in so many ways. No thanks.
10/29/2010
lamira lamira
I do not pee in any pools. It's inconsiderate and tasty.
10/29/2010
Unconventional Unconventional
Quote:
Originally posted by lamira
I do not pee in any pools. It's inconsiderate and tasty.
I know you meant nasty, but this typo was too funny.
10/30/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Unconventional
I know you meant nasty, but this typo was too funny.
LOL! I didn't even catch the typo. I guess my brain fixed it while I was reading it. But it's absolutely hilarious now that you point it ou!
10/30/2010
leatherlover leatherlover
I will pee in the ocean, and I used to as a kid pee in the pool or at water parks, but I don't anymore.
10/30/2010
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