How much pee is in the pool?A team from the University of Alberta decided to find out this exact question. What they found over their three-week study was that there was between eight and 18 gallons depending on which of the two pools they studied you look at. How much is that exactly? Here's one way to think about it: in one pool you would find 85 cans of soda worth of pee. In the other pool you would find an astonishing 192 cans of soda worth of pee.
This gives a whole new meaning to "Canada Dry" (sorry Canadians, I still love you).Now I think I'm going to stop drinking soda for a while... What's really interesting is how they figured out how much pee is in the pool. The researchers used a method to detect an artificial sweetener that many people consume. Because we're all obsessed with using 0 calorie sweeteners and the body doesn't digest this particular sweetener the researchers used it as an indicator of urine. So when you think about it there is likely more pee in the pool than the researchers could detect because not absolutely everyone consumes this 0 calorie sweetener.