How Safe Is Swimming Pool Water? Part 1 of 3

How Safe is Swimming Pool Water?

Part 1 of 3

As we all know, swimming pool water collects a range of contaminants from the environment and swimmers.

For public pools, such contamination of pool water is a bigger challenge. For starters, a large number of swimmers use public pools. Attention to personal hygiene may vary from person to person. The number of people in a public pool can change depending on the season, day of the week and time of the day.

Pool water contaminants can include a large variety of contaminants. Examples include hair, particles from skin, sweat and many other organic and inorganic contaminants.

As a result, public swimming pools, aquatic centers, hydro-therapy pools and swim schools need to pay much more attention to pool hygiene.

We can classify pool water contaminants into 3 groups:

  1. Suspended matter
  2. Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other microbial contaminants
  3. Chloramines

Indoor pools, or covered swimming pools have an additional challenge: the quality of air just above the pool water.

We will focus on health risks of swimming pool water in Parts 2 & Part 3 of this series.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us and our friendly team would be happy to help.