A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found cases of crypto doubled between 2014 and 2016.
To prevent spreading diseases, health officials say you should stay out of the water if you're feeling ill. Parents and guardians should monitor children’s health before taking them swimming.
"If you're sick or have any open wounds, you don't want to use the pool," Suffoletto said.
Having a clean pool can also decrease the chances for illness.
Kay Williamson, with local pool supply store Knickerbocker Pools & Spas, says you should vacuum prior to adding chemicals in order to get the leaves and organic material out of the water. Afterward, add chlorine and do a test to make sure you have the right balance.
"That way the pool water is sanitized and safe for you to swim in," Williamson said. "The PH is going to read a level between 7.4 and 7.6. That way is doesn't irritate your skin or eyes."
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