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Poo in the Pool

If a pool is contaminated with faeces, the pool operator must decide quickly on an appropriate course of action in order to prevent any possible illness in users. This is particularly important with diarrhoea, which may contain the chlorine-resistant organism Cryptosporidium (‘Crypto’). So it is crucial to be prepared. It is also important to do everything possible to prevent such contamination in the first place – see the Prevention section of this Technical note.

Courses that will help staff underpin their Knowledge in this area.

STA Swimming Pool Water Treatment

STA Pool Plant Operators

PWTAG Technical Note 2 Faecal Contamina
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This information is current guidance from PWTAG; July 2020.

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