The next time you consider taking a dip in the hotel pool that looked (and possibly smelled?) a little ‘off’, or, even worse, soaking in a hot tub that you didn’t think looked (or possibly smelled?) the way it ought to… think about this: A recent ‘surprise’ testing spree conducted on 11 hotel pools in [...]
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Though most of us will never have the pleasure of lounging around in a swimming pool in Dubai, those who will enjoy that luxury need to heed this warning: Make sure the water contains the proper amount of sanitizer! A recent article published online ( Dubai Pools Infested with Bacteria ) reported that many of [...]
Every once in a while we will write an article related to the quality of water used for swimming that has absolutely nothing to do with water in swimming pools… and today we would like to touch briefly on the topic of beach closings due to elevated bacteria levels found at beaches. Ever pack up [...]
Some folks have written in recently to tell us that they seriously doubt the ‘hype’ about waterborne illnesses from contaminated swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. In response to their doubts, we now present you with an actual case where health officials shut down a water feature park in Columbia, SC because a person who had [...]
As the beginning of Summer 2010 approaches and more people flock to local swimming pools in an effort to cool off, the risk of waterborne illness from parasites increases. Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI’s) typically occur when people do not practice simple hygiene before and during their pool visits. In the event of a recreational water [...]
While we would LOVE to tell you that all public and semi-public beaches and pools get tested regularly for bacteria and/or will have safe water to swim in, we cannot, in good conscience, do that. Below you will find just a few good reasons to consider testing your favorite local swimming spot for critical water [...]
Last year we published a blog entry called Peeing in the Swimming Pool… Americans Admit Doing It and many of you thought we made the whole thing up… but we didn’t. Take a look at the following article, published 5/20/2010, and you will understand why we urged, and continue to urge, people to take the [...]
Want the very best in waterborne pathogen elimination technology? If so, then you will definitely want to consider investing in a UV Water Filter System for your pool. Take a look at some of the benefits offered by UV Water Filters: Reduction in chemical use Kills/Destroys micro-organisms that chlorine and salt systems cannot Generates no [...]
Summer months mean warmer weather for most people so once again we will take a moment to digress a bit from the usual topics to remind people that water in a swimming pool can pose just as much of a threat to human health as the drinking water in a person’s glass. Need more proof? [...]
Although the temperatures have cooled off a bit for most of our readers, many outdoor pools remain open and use of indoor pools, well, they stay open all year long. Below you will see an article which clearly illustrates a serious problem: Some pools just don’t pass muster. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s the right season [...]
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