Seven Peaks Water Park

Marketing Manager Spencer Pettit talks about all the great fun you can have at Seven Peaks plus how to protect yourself from the crypto bug!

Salt Lake Valley Health Department asks what can you do to help stop cryptosporidiosis, a disease that causes severe watery diarrhea and can last for two weeks or more. The microscopic parasite that causes crypto lives in the intestine of the infected person.

Up to a billion crypto germs can be released in a single bowel movement. So imagine if someone infected with crypto goes swimming, and then has an accident in the swimming pool. You may say that the chlorine will kill the crypto germs. Not exactly! Crypto can live in a chlorinated pool for several days. And it only takes getting a few germs in your mouth to make you sick.

To prevent against becoming infected with crypto, Seven Peaks and the Salt Lake Valley Health Department ask you to following these tips:

1. Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet, changing a diaper, and before eating or preparing food.

2. Do not swim if you have diarrhea and wait two weeks after the diarrhea has stopped before swimming.

3. When swimming, do not swallow the water and avoid getting the water in your mouth.

4. Take a shower with soap and water, before swimming. Make sure and clean your bottom. The small amoutns of fecal material left after using the toilet will wash off in the pool waterif not washed off before getting into the pool.

5. Take frequent bathroom breaks while swimming and make sure small children do the same.

6. Change diapers in the bathroom and not at the pool side.

7. After changing a diaper, wash your hands and your child’s bottom thoroughly with soap and water.

8. If you do have a fecal accident in the pool, report it immediately.

Visit Seven Peaks Water Park and be sure to enter to win the “Best Seat in the House” Giveaway. You and ten of your closest friends could win a whole week sitting in a special VIP section and enjoying all the great water slides, pools and so much more in the park. Get more information by going to to enter. And for more information about Seven Peaks, go to their website at

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