24
Aug
2010
Pool Maintenance

Biohazard! Everyone Out of the Water!


05
Aug
2010
Pool Maintenance
by Water Quality & Health Council

Pool Water Genotoxicity Study in Perspective

A new pool water study is being misrepresented in some media reports as linking swimming in treated pools to a potential cancer risk. This suggested link is not backed by the research, according to an evaluation by the U.K. National Health Service (NHS).... Read More »

07
Jun
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Guest Post

Why you should always swim in a healthy pool

As a lifelong swimmer, and professional Triathlete, swimming is in my blood. It strengthens my discipline and keeps my body in tip-top shape, and it's also downright enjoyable. Life can be a constant blur of training, traveling, racing and coffee (my weakness), but swimming is my one constant. ... Read More »

01
Jun
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Guest Post

Why a Healthy Pool is Important to me

Ok, this could get gross, but stick with me! As a new Mom I am constantly bombarded with “do this”, “do that”, “use this product”, “buy this toy” sales pitches to the point that I’m starting to wonder which end of the baby is up. And I have to admit, here and there I sometimes fall victim to the sexy ads, alarming wording and overall “must have” nature that surrounds parenthood.... Read More »

26
May
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Joan B. Rose, PhD

Swimming Pool Myths Worth Correcting

Whether it’s for swimming lessons, swim meets, swim parties, water aerobics or just plain splashing around on hot day, your family will probably spend some significant time in a pool this summer. As a research microbiologist specializing in water quality and public health safety, I’d like to correct four common swimming pool myths to help your family enjoy a “Healthy Pools” summer.... Read More »

21
May
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Water Quality & Health Council

Healthy Pools Protect Swimmers from Germs

Swimming is a fun and healthy activity for people of all ages. However, improperly chlorinated water puts swimmers at risk for recreational water illnesses like diarrhea and ear and skin infections. Test strips are an easy way to check the water and maintain a healthy pool. When testing pool water, swimmers should be sure that... Read More »

20
May
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Water Quality & Health Council

CDC Issues Report on Unhealthy Public Pools and Need for Increased Testing

Unhealthy pools are more common than you may think. Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), underscores the importance of protecting yourself and your family at the pool this summer. The CDC reports a disturbing statistic: About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted in pools being closed immediately due to serious code violations. The venues that had the most disinfection violations were kiddie/wading pools and water play areas.... Read More »

28
Apr
2010
Pool Maintenance
by Water Quality & Health Council

Searching for a solution to a deadly pathogen

Cryptosporidium is a microscopic pathogen that finds its way into various water sources like swimming pools, water parks, and drinking water supplies due to fecal contamination from humans and animals. Discovered in 1976, Cryptosporidium, also known as “crypto,” contaminates these water sources and is one of the leading causes of diarrhea and malnutrition worldwide. In the largest... Read More »