Dr. Melvin Kramer of EHA Consulting Group, Inc. spoke to NBC Los Angeles about swimming pool safety:
"We do have some very serious diseases to certain people that are transmissible through mainly swimming pools and to a lesser extent spas. And that's why the health department inspections are very, very important," said Dr. Mel Kramer, an environmental and disease epidemiologist and former director of environmental health in the city of Baltimore. "We tell people, don't swallow water, to the best of your ability, don't."
Kramer said a multi-point inspection is only a snapshot of the conditions at the time the water is tested. But other days might be different.
"The day before it could be a real health hazard, the day after it could be a lot different," Kramer said.
Dr. Kramer added:
"Just because it’s a fancy club or an expensive hotel doesn't mean it's 100 percent safe," Kramer said.
Kramer said everyone shares the responsibility for keeping pools clean, but swimmers should keep in mind the territory they're entering.
"When you jump into that pool, remember it is probably one of the few places you will ever go where you will put your face where other people put their bottom," Kramer said.
You can read the full article on nbclosangeles.com.