Tag: Pool Management

Manual Dosing – Increasing and Decreasing Free Chlorine Residual

The following method will outline how to add a hypochlorite disinfectant to the swimming pool. If you’re using a chlorinated isocyanurate disinfectant, follow the manufacturers’ instructions as the method will be different. Increasing Chlorine Step 1: Calculate Pool Volume The first thing you need to do is calculate how many cubic metres of water you

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Industry recognised Pool Plant Operator online course is here!

Seven weeks of lockdown and counting…how have you spent it? Here at Stockwell Safety, we have been busy developing our Pool Plant Operator online course. It has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG). On successful completion of the

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PSOP – Pool Safety Operating Procedures

PSOP: Pool Safety Operating Procedures   PSOP stands for Pool Safety Operating Procedures. They are a suite of documented Normal Operating Procedures (NOP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for a commercial swimming pool. Commercial swimming pools can be complex and the water treatment system will certainly involve some highly hazardous substances. There is much that

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Chemical or Microbiological Contamination Outbreaks in Swimming Pools

Chemical or Microbiological Contamination Outbreaks A chemical or microbiological outbreak has occurred if more than two people have symptoms from the same source at roughly the same time. Written procedures are needed for dealing with an outbreak and included as part of the EAP (Emergency Action Plan) section of the PSOP (Pool Safety Operating Procedures).

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How often should you be testing the water?

The pool water should be tested throughout the day to ensure that the water is safe to enter. The first test should be carried out before the first swimmers are allowed in, giving the operator plenty of time to rectify any issues that may become apparent following the first round of tests. Thereafter, while the

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How to work out your instantaneous bather load

It is important that pool operators do not over load a pool with bathers. It makes it difficult for lifeguards to spot people in trouble and it also has a negative impact in the quality of the pool water. Pool operators need to establish two different types of bather load: Instantaneous bather load Total daily

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