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Woman shaving legs at pool sparks outrage, disgust

Social media users are losing it over a viral video of a woman shaving her legs at a pool.

The video posted by a Reddit user shows a woman shaving her legs at a hotel pool, just feet away from children swimming nearby. The post went viral on Reddit, with more than 1,640 comments and more than 55,000 upvotes. The video was reportedly taken in Florida.

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Reddit users were disgusted by the clip, commenting about pool etiquette as the summer swimming seasons kicks off. One user said: “Imagine the inadvertent gulp of water that sometimes happens when you’re swimming …with all the shaved hair in it.”

Another user commented: “People with this little self awareness in social settings are the worst.”

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However, it’s not just a social taboo — it’s also a health issue, according to local health officials. While most public pools are chlorinated or filtered, safety officials still recommend you take a shower before you enter the pool to keep bacteria out. They also stress following general cleanliness best practices and not throwing trash in the area around the pool.

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