YOU HAVE A POOL??? Lucky you - get in that pool Tinker
! All will be well.
I would live in the water if I could. Have also been to spas/hot baths with no problem.
I have used extra products sometimes (when it is hot) - Sure Ring Seal and then strips of brown tape (sorry, threw out the name ... ask your supplier) over the edge of the Seal.
When I'm in the water (not spa) a lot, I find that 3 days and I want to change my flange ... I usually get 7 with one bag change.
Hope that helps. And don't be scared about anyone 'seeing'. A tankini is my preferred suit ... making sure the bottoms are not high cut.
btw - I had the same thoughts initially as you ... but the fact (for me) is that now NO fecal matter gets into any water I am in. When I had UC ... bleeding, gas, stool leakage ... I wouldn't bet on it.
all the best to you and your goal of losing 25lbs.