Patient Comments: Recreational Water Illnesses - Chlorine

What types of pool chemicals do you use? Has anyone ever gotten an RWI from your pool or spa?

Comment from: RWI Dad, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 14

We do not use many chemicals in our spa as it is a newer spa and has many new features to reduce the use of chemicals. My 5 year old was in the spa with our 13 year old and was getting water out of the waterfall and was spitting it at her. I told her to stop and she continued, to make a long story short, she had diarrhea the next day (all day) and soon developed a rash on the inside area of her anal passage. I am a physician's assistant and have seen it before, this is RWI without a doubt. Do not think because it is your spa or pool it cannot happen.

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