30
Aug
2010
Pool Maintenance

Saline Pools: Myths and Misconceptions


24
Aug
2010
Pool Maintenance
by Water Quality & Health Council

Biohazard! Everyone Out of the Water!

So here I am sitting at the pool this past Saturday, enjoying a few hours (and by hours I mean maybe 1 hour and 15 minutes) away from the baby, and all of a sudden I hear the pool manager yell “Biohazard in the water, everybody out! Biohazard in the water, everybody out!” Now, you... Read More »

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 »

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 »

29
Jun
2009
Pool Maintenance
by Michele Hlavsa

Pool Chemical Safety: Protect Yourself from Injuries

A number of pool chemical-related health events have made headlines in recent months, including a chemical leak at a Las Vegas hotel-casino and a filter pump malfunction at an Indiana water park that sent two dozen people to the hospital. However, many more incidents never make the headlines. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control... Read More »