Photographynatalia captured a girl in the Copley Square fountain at the height of the heat yesterday. One guy brought a chair.
Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
That guy is my new hero. He schlepped that chair all the way to Copley Square to sit in a fountain in his underwear.
This is the real Boston - not that mini-mall they want to build at the BPL.
Is that water safe enough to swim in?
If it's not routinely chlorinated, it's not safe for swimming!
A small fountain is easily contaminated because it's full of rain/runoff water, and miscellaneous trash/waste from the street. It has few gallons to dilute the bacteria, and it's recirculated so the bacteria won't wash away.
I wouldn't let a dog swim in that fountain.
Judging from the amount of blown-in trash I usually see building up in it during the day, I would say no. This is what we have the Frog Pond for.
I found this out the hard way yesterday. Why does it open so late in the year?