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Can an outdoor swimming pool get infested with worms?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (19435points) August 25th, 2020

When I was a child my adult friend told me not to go into the swimming pool because It was infested with worms. Is that possible? Or was he making it up?

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zenvelo's avatar

Yes, and some worms thrive in the pool. But most are not the type of worms to infest humans; the horsehair worm infests crickets and other bugs, but not people.

Crytosporidium, a parasite, is a bigger concern. Don’t swallow pool water.

anniereborn's avatar

Are we talking about a pool that is frequently used and kept clean and chlorinated? Because if that is the case, I would doubt the worm thing.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@anniereborn Yes it is a group condo owned swimming pool.

SEKA's avatar

Since it’s been awhile since you were a child, maybe they didn’t use the chlorine as well as they should have at that time

gondwanalon's avatar

Not a well maintained swimming pool.

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