Little-Known Public Pool Facts That Will Freak You Out

Public swimming pools are gross. Sure, they're great for cooling off during the summer, but you might change your mind about taking a dip after reading this list of gross public pool facts.

Rashes, pink eye, diarrhea; if any of those things sound gross to you (and how could they not?!), then you better buck up. Despite the dream of halcyon summers spent splashing into city pools while sucking down red white and blue ice pops, we’re pretty sure that public pools have always been hives of infestation for disease and danger.