Friday, January 25, 2013

Action: Recreational Water Illness (RWI) Prevention

English: Olympic Pool in Munich Español: Pisci...
English: Olympic Pool in Munich Español: Piscina olímpica en Munich. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  1. Check pool water yourself using test strips purchased at your local hardware or pool supply store. CDC recommends the following water quality ranges to kill germs:
  • free chlorine levels at 1–3 parts per million (ppm)
  • –pH 7.2–7.8
      2.  Ask the pool operator:
  • Are the free chlorine and pH levels checked at least twice a day and more often when the pool is heavily used?
  • What is the latest pool inspection score?
  • Has the operator completed specialized training in pool operation?
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