Bay water quality/safety for swimming

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 16:35 (295 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I frankly would not trust any numbers published as I find the testing done very unreliable at best. The frequency is also a factor. As Talley Ho pointed out, after heavy rains and when lots of boats are in the bay, it can be pretty bad and when it is, you often can see it. In January, it is not common but there has been some very good rains like a few years back when they had 1' of rain in 24 hours and that brought a lot of pollution in the bay and I certainly would not have put my feet in that water. Where you swim will also make a difference as Las Gatas, especially toward the outside part of the beach will tend to stay the clearest. But being a bay with a fair amount of boats staying there in peak season will tend to give you more pollution than open water like Ixtapa. And as much as some people swim every day with no issues, may have had skin problems, especially in rainy season and also in peak season. I would swim in the pool and walk on the beach and enjoy the views...

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