Public Swimming Pools
They provide swimming, bathing, diving, and therapeutic services using a controlled water supply not intended for use by single-family residence. A public pool can be located at a single-family residence but provide commercial services. Structures, enclosures, and rooms in public swimming pools are shared by large groups of people. Proper maintenance enhances provision of the best swimming pool services.
Effective steps for maintaining public pools
Below are some essential tips you should apply to ensure high levels of hygiene and prevent the spread of water-borne diseases.
Seeking permission from the local authority is the first initial stage in obtaining a local or state authority operator with qualifications in handling chemicals used in swimming pool maintenance. The operator should provide pool maintenance services and should be available during weekends when pools flood with swimmers.
Testing the pH levels of water should be tested regularly to maintain a pH of 7.2 – 7.8. Testing should be done at least twice a day and hourly when swimmers are at their peak. You should ensure you keep records showing accurate maintenance activities and pH measurements.
Filtration and Recirculation – You have to ensure the application of effective filtration and recirculation measures to remove chemicals and contamination while cleaning the water filters using the operator’s recommendations.
Clean changing areas – Showers, restrooms, and diaper changing areas should be cleaned regularly to ensure high levels of hygiene maintenance. All surfaces should be cleaned to remove slime layers.
Clearing drainage systems – Water pipes and filtration systems should be drained and replaced on weekly and monthly basis which depends on water quality and usage.
Water treatment- The quality and frequency of water replacement determine how regular the swimming pool should be cleaned using a biocidal shock treatment.
Orientation programs -Swimmers of all age groups need the training; to help them follow bathroom policies and safety standard measures.
Hygiene in public swimming pools needs to be enhanced by applying effective maintenance measures to prevent the spread of water-borne and skin illnesses. These diseases get into the water through the release of harmful contaminants.