Recreational Water Illnesses, or RWI’s, was a new term for me. RWI’s are caused by germs spread through contaminated water in swimming pools, water parks, water play areas, hot tubs, decorative water fountains, oceans, lakes and rivers. RWI’s shouldn’t ‘dampen’ your plans to get in the water this summer – it’s just good business to take preventive measures whenever you can. Knowing some facts and teaching your kids an ounce of prevention could save you some grief. From inflatable kiddie pools to those hot tubs at hotels and recreation areas – get the facts. Enjoy the hot summer fun and the cool water. Don’t forget the sun screen!