I just assumed pools were safe with all the chlorine, but it turns out that there are still a lot of microbes lurking around and which can cause diarrhea, earaches, skin problems, and other problems:
Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) - Part 1
The solution (short of avoiding pools) obviously is not to swallow any pool water.
But the incidence of recreational water illnesses really seems too low to worry about, even though the say that only 10% of them are reported and the number is growing. Did anyone ever have anything that was diagnosed as or thought to be RWI? In the scheme of things, it's not worth worrying about, right? Driving in Atlanta traffic probably is much more risky!