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  Dirty pools put tourists at risk
Updated 06 January 2004, 16.18
Kids in the pool
It's worth taking a look at what you're diving into on your next hols after a survey revealed that one in four swimming pools were a health hazard.

Researchers tested 80 pools in the Majorcan resorts of Alcudia and Puerto de Pollensa and Sidari in Corfu.

Two of the pools were found to be contaminated with poo. Twenty of them were a health hazard and a further 29 were declared a possible health hazard.

Campaigners are now calling for stricter rules on keeping pools clean.

Holidaymakers are being put at risk
Holidaymakers are being put at risk

Bleach

Some pool owners weren't putting any disinfectant in the water.

Others put in so much chlorine that it bleached people's swimming costumes and hurt their eyes and skin.

Just two of the pools were perfectly clean.

The people who carried out the survey described their findings as "stomach-churning".

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