Why you must not swallow swimming pool water

cryptosporidium- why you should not swallow pool water

Cryptosporidium is a microorganism commonly present in swimming pools and is the most common cause of swimming pool-related diarrheal illnesses. 

Swallowing swimming pool water puts a person at risk of being infected with this microorganism because it is not killed by chlorine- a chemical used to kill germs in pools. 

In order to prevent this infection, it is very important not to swallow pool water when enjoying a swim.