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Chlorinating Your Pool Might Be Tough This Summer

Louisiana factory fire partially to blame for shortage

(Newser) - A major shortage of chlorine has come just in time for pool season. Per CNN , a chemical plant fire in Louisiana caused by Hurricane Laura has caused a dip in supply of the tablets commonly used to keep pools clear and free of algae. The fire left just two domestic...

Man Pleads Guilty After Unusual Find in Swimming Pool

Man from Dutchess County, NY, convicted for having 7 live sandbar sharks in his basement

(Newser) - When Georgia cops pulled Joshua Seguine over in 2017 for driving without a license, they likely didn't expect what they found in the back of his truck: five small live sharks in a tank, which Seguine admitted he was transporting to his home in Dutchess County, NY, where he...

Tip Leads to Pool Party With Hundreds of People, Zero Masks

Party got broken up on Saturday

(Newser) - The photos are very 2019: A pool packed with young bodies and littered with empty cans, with nary a mask in sight (see them here ). Except they were taken by South Carolina's Columbia Fire Department on Saturday as they broke up a pool party that the State reports...

3 Family Members Found Dead in NJ Pool Drowned

They had moved into the home just 20 days prior

(Newser) - Three members of a New Jersey family who were found dead in a backyard pool on Monday afternoon drowned, per the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. A neighbor called 911 after hearing screams, and NJ.com reports Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law, Nisha Patel, and her 8-year-old daughter...

3 Family Members Die in Backyard Swimming Pool

8-year-old, her mother and grandfather are found dead in East Brunswick, NJ

(Newser) - A neighbor heard screaming and phoned 911, and the scene police came upon in East Brunswick, New Jersey, on Monday afternoon was grim: three family members dead in a backyard pool, reports NJ.com . The victims have been described as an 8-year-old girl, her 32-year-old mother, and the girl's...

3 Family Members Die in Resort Swimming Pool

They were visiting a resort in Spain

(Newser) - Three family members died Tuesday while vacationing at a Spanish holiday resort—all in the same swimming pool, the New York Times reports. The resort, Costa del Sol, says a 9-year-old British girl, her British father, and a 16-year-old American family member were found unresponsive in the pool. Authorities say...

Stuck Deer Gets Ironic Help
Stuck Deer Gets Ironic Help

Stuck Deer Gets Ironic Help

A hunter gives her a leg up out of an empty pool in Germany

(Newser) - With a little help from a hunter, firefighters have freed a deer that got stuck in an empty swimming pool in a German town, reports the AP . The fire service in Wetter an der Ruhr, in western Germany, said it was alerted to the animal's plight on Monday. Five...

Car Crashes Health Club Pool
This Happened Again

This Happened Again

Swimmers get minor injuries when vehicle goes through health club window

(Newser) - Police say a car smashed through the window of a health club in Ohio and landed in its swimming pool, injuring one person who was in the water. Authorities in the Dayton suburb of Centerville say the person in the pool and the driver were taken to a hospital Monday,...

Cops: Mom Caught Driving With Kids in Rooftop Pool

Jennifer Janus Yeager's arrest makes a splash in Illinois

(Newser) - She might've used rope. Instead, an Illinois mother thought it was a good idea to secure an inflatable pool on the roof of her SUV by having her two daughters sit inside of it, according to Dixon police. Jennifer Janus Yeager was arrested Tuesday on two counts of endangering...

Number of People Getting Sick in Their Pools Is Rising: CDC

Parasites from fecal matter are more prevalent, thanks to people with diarrhea: CDC

(Newser) - Summer is here, meaning pool season is here, meaning ... hello, parasite overlords? Per USA Today , the CDC reports that each year, between June and August, there's a marked increase in the number of sicknesses from the cryptosporidium, or crypto, parasite found in "treated recreational waters." And from...

Couple Wins $1M in Case of Locker Voyeurism

David Alan Frick, 55, reportedly admitted to secretly recording women

(Newser) - The cost of secretly recording women in a Washington state locker room: $1 million in damages. So a judge ruled this week after a couple sued the city of Bellingham and the city employee who admitted to making the videos in 2015 at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center, the Bellingham ...

A Toddler Drowned in a Day Care Pool. Her Twin Just Died

Tragedy in Tennessee at unlicensed child-care facility

(Newser) - A Tennessee toddler drowned in a day care's swimming pool Friday, and now her twin brother has also succumbed to his injuries, per the Knoxville News Sentinel . The little boy, identified by People as Elijah Orejuela, died Sunday after two days on life support; his sister, Elyssa Orejuela, died...

Woman Has Bizarre Reason for Calling Cops on Black Man

The Tennessee woman was fired from her job following the incident

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman has been fired from her job after reportedly calling the cops on a black man for wearing socks in a swimming pool on the 4th of July. Per CBS News , Erica Walker was working as a property manager with Trilogy Residential Management at a Memphis apartment complex...

Woman Jumps Into Pool to Save a Life, Then Saves 2

As she was saving the toddler, she saw the boy’s mother underneath him

(Newser) - A 35-year-old mother channeled her inner superhero on Wednesday when she dove into a pool to save a drowning mother and her 3-year-old son at an Indianapolis apartment complex, reports WTHR . Jennifer Potter, an assistant manager at Brookwood Apartments, and a co-worker were cruising by the community pool in a...

Cops Stopped Lifeguards From Saving Drowning Man: Lawsuit

The man was trying to drown himself during a bipolar episode, he says

(Newser) - A man who says he tried to commit suicide by drowning himself during a bipolar episode is suing police in Virginia over claims they stood by as the life drained out of him. The suit filed by Polish national Mateusz Fijalkowski in Virginia alleges that Fairfax County police actually held...

For Woman Stuck in Pool, Facebook to the Rescue

Ladder broke when NH woman, 61, went to get out, but she had an iPad nearby

(Newser) - A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in her swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to the loving arms of Facebook to ask for help getting out. "I had one foot on (the ladder), and when I put my other foot on it, it went down. And I...

After Toddler Drowns in Pool, Mom Charged With Murder

Georgia mom Bobbie Jessica Prather hit with felony murder charge

(Newser) - It's a summer-season nightmare no parent wants to envision: their young child drowning in a backyard swimming pool. Instead of drawing sympathy, however, one Georgia mom has instead been charged with felony murder after her 3-year-old was found unconscious on Memorial Day in a swimming pool and subsequently died...

Scientists Confirm Worst Fears About Pee in Pools

The amount of urine in most pools can be measured in gallons

(Newser) - About one in five Americans say they've peed in the pool. Even the world's most famous pool-user, Michael Phelps, says " everybody " does it. Now scientists have finally figured out a way to quantify just how much urine is in our pools, and the results in Environmental ...

That Classic Summertime Pool Smell? It's Pee

Nice job, filthy humans

(Newser) - Think back to all those summers spent lounging by the pool. You can probably conjure the smell of the water—a mix of chlorine and a certain je ne sais quoi. Well, prepare to be horrified. That je ne sais quoi is actually the smell of disinfection byproducts or DBPs,...

Rio Promises Blue Water, but Odd Green May Be Spreading

First the diving pool, now the water polo pool

(Newser) - If you happened to tune into a diving event Tuesday, you probably noticed the pool at Rio's outdoor aquatics center was "as green as split-pea soup," as the National Post puts it—or "close to the color swatch movie set designers turn to when they want...

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