26
Aug
2016
Hygiene & Health

Crypto Outbreaks in Aquatic Facilities


12
Aug
2016
Pool Maintenance
by Bruce K. Bernard, PhD

Your Guide to Removing Swimming Pool Stains

The swimmers at the summer games inspired awe in all who viewed those exciting events, including the littlest backyard pool athlete who has dreams of winning gold.  Recently, the sparkling blue of the dive pool in Rio was transformed into a deep green, sparking fears of algae.  In fact, the color change was blamed on... Read More »

24
Jun
2016
Pool Maintenance
by Linda Golodner

How to Interpret Pool Chlorine Readings

Pool chlorine levels are easily measured by dipping a test strip in the pool for a few seconds and then matching the resulting color of the strip to a chart linked to “parts per million” chlorine levels. Here’s the rub: Some pool test kits measure “free chlorine,” whereas others measure both “free chlorine” and “total... Read More »

10
Jun
2016
Hygiene & Health
by Chris Wiant, MPH, PhD

Maximizing Healthy Fun in the Kiddie Pool

Each summer, parents of toddlers and young children delight in introducing their offspring to the kiddie pool.  With its shallow water, plastic pails and inflatable toys, the kiddie pool is a haven of fun, discovery and social interaction for the youngest pool patrons.  Spending time in the kiddie pool to acclimate a toddler to the... Read More »

03
Jun
2016
Pool Maintenance
by Ralph Morris, MD, MPH

Swimming Pool Water: When Clarity Counts

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report states that one in eight swimming pool inspections in five states in 2013 resulted in immediate closure due to serious health and safety violations. Is it any wonder that officials with CDC are asking swimmers to be their own pool inspectors this summer?  The agency... Read More »

27
May
2016
Pool Maintenance
by Water Quality & Health Council

The Truth about Chlorine in Swimming Pools

This summer when you don your bathing suit and walk out onto the pool deck, you may be in for a sensory experience that conjures up happy memories of summers past—warm sunshine, sparkling pool water and the smell of chlorine.  If the chlorine smell is very strong, however, you may soon spot “red-eyed” swimmers emerging... Read More »

23
May
2016
Pool Maintenance
by Water Quality & Health Council

That “Chemical Smell” at the Pool Isn’t What You Think It Is

For America’s Most Fun Form of Summer Exercise, Experts Urge Swimmers to Use Senses to Stay Healthy at the Pool As Americans jump into another fun-filled summer of swimming, a new survey finds that most don’t know the real reason why some pools have a strong chemical smell. A survey conducted on behalf of the... Read More »

22
Jan
2016
Hygiene & Health
by Bob G. Vincent

This Winter, Use Your Senses around Your Indoor Pool

Is swimming your exercise of choice this winter? According to the US Census Bureau, swimming is America’s fourth most popular recreational activity after (1) walking, (2) exercising with equipment and (3) camping. Unless you’re a polar bear, indoor pools help make swimming a year-round option, and swimming brings health benefits galore. But how do you... Read More »