As soon as you jump in a pool, you're at risk of getting sick

As soon as you jump in a pool, you're at risk of getting sick

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -  Have your eyes ever started to sting or turn red while you were in a swimming pool? Well, that's not just the chlorine. It's caused from chlorine mixing with urine or sweat -- and it can make you pretty sick.

That's why every year thousands of Americans get sick after jumping into a pool.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found more than half of every pool water, 58 percent, contains E. Coli.

So what can you do?

-Make sure to shower off before getting in the pool
-Avoid swallowing the water
-Make sure to take a bathroom break about every hour.

Here's who's most likely to catch a water illness:

-Children
-Pregnant woman
-Anyone with a weakened immune system

But something else to keep in mind, the CDC says, everyone is at risk of getting sick as soon as they get into the pool.