Swimming is a popular low-impact activity that is a great way to stay active and maintain good health and fitness. Swimmers should be aware that while pool managers treat and maintain water quality in swimming pools to keep swimming pools clean, there are simple things we can all do to help keep the pool clean. With good hygiene and healthy swimming practices, you can help prevent contamination and swimming pool related illnesses & Aquatic Management companies.
Most pools have treatment systems in place to kill germs. Depending on the type of germ and how long it takes for the germ to be killed, sometimes visitors can get sick when they come in contact or swallow small amounts of contaminated water & Pool Management jobs.
Chlorine kills germs over time
Chlorine is able to kill most germs, but it doesn’t happen straight away. Some germs such as Cryptosporidiumcan live in pool water for days. Without your help, even the best maintained pools can spread germs.
Keep germs out of pool water
We all have germs on our bodies which can wash off and contaminate the pool water. We are more likely to carry germs that can make others sick when we are not feeling well.
For example, if you have a stomach upset and diarrhoea, there are thousands of germs in your faeces (poo) and traces on your bottom. These germs wash off and contaminate the pool when you go swimming & Swimming Pool staffing.
To keep germs out of the pool, you must not go swimming when you have diarrhoea. If you have been diagnosed with an infection called cryptosporidiosis (crypto), then you must not swim for 14 days after the diarrhoea stops. If you have diarrhoea and are unsure of the cause, do not swim for 14 days after the diarrhoea stops.
How long to stay out of the pool
If you have any of the listed infections, you need to stay out of swimming pools for the recommended times, which are:
- Chickenpox – avoid swimming for seven days after the rash appears.
- Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) – do not swim for 14 days after diarrhoea stops.
- Tinea corporis (athletes foot) – do not swim until a day after treatment is started.
Cryptosporidium is a parasite
Cryptosporidium is a tough germ that can be spread when recently infected swimmers contaminate the water with tiny amounts of the germ present on their body. Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) is the disease caused by the germ and possible sources of contamination include someone who has recently had the illness, domestic animals such as pets, and farm animals such as cattle.
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