Microbiological and Chemical Analyzes of Swimming Tank Water

The purpose of a swimming pool is to give you leisure, safe use and health for many, many years.

For this reason, all builders and owners tend to believe that the pool that concerns them has been built with the most advanced technology and the best construction materials.

Like any activity in our lives, the use of the pool for both exercise and pleasure is meant only with water that is suitable for swimming and in an environment and data for the swimming pool that provide the necessary safety guarantees.

As for the water, it must be characterized by a series of chemical and microbiological parameters with values within such limits that swimming in it minimizes certain health problems that may arise otherwise.

From the international bibliography it is entailed (given that man is not made for aquatic environments) that swimmers appear susceptible to infections mainly:

  • of the skin, ie dermatitis – main fungal infections
  • of the eyes, mainly conjunctivitis
  • of the ears, mainly otitis externa and less frequently,
  • hepatitis A, gastroenteritis, parasites, etc.

The germs that are the cause of these infections end up in the pool from:

  • Poor water quality that has been contaminated in any way,
  • good quality water but not sanitized normally,
  • if we do not follow the instructions of the pool manufacturer for its disinfection and proper maintenance the body and secretions of swimmers.

These germs can be installed in the pool and multiply in the water.

In addition to the above one must be careful to:

  1. to constantly overflow the surface layer of the pool water, because this is the most likely to transmit germs to others
  2. the water should be recirculated every 4 hours in its entire volume and after cleaning it should be returned to the pool
  3. to have the appropriate places to deal with accidents and to give first aid
  4. adequate lighting and ventilation
  5. the pool steps to be safe
  6. to have life jackets
  7. the surfaces should be non-slip so that they do not slip

B. In relation to the proper operation of the swimming pool

  1. to comply with the maximum number of swimmers allowed to be in the pool at the same time
  2. Follow the rules of safe swimming behavior (not swimming if there is a health problem that can be transmitted to other swimmers, before swimming go to the toilet and take a shower, go through the foot disinfection tank before entering the pool, etc.) by bathers and to be given systematic care by those in charge of the pool,
  3. to clean the water properly and on a continuous and systematic basis
  4. there should be no green marks on the walls of the tank and the water should be clear
  5. the water has the right temperature
  6. the water has the right pH, ie the right “acidity / alkalinity”
  7. has to contain the right amount of free chlorine
  8. to make analyzes for the physical, chemical and microbiological parameters of the water and to put them on the wall in public viewThe analyzes must be done:Once a week as defined by the relevant legislation on swimming pools (C1 / 443/1973).
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