Tag: Pool Management

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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Free Tool: Pool Technical Specifications Calculator

Swimming pool operators need to have a Normal Operating Procedure (NOP) that includes key technical information about their pool. We have put together a spreadsheet that will hopefully take a little bit of the hassle out of the process of obtaining this information. Click on the ‘Pool Plant Operator’ link below and scroll down to

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Ensure your training provider is competent

The authoritative source of expert advice and guidance, recognised by the Health & Safety Executive and OFSTED is the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group. Establishments that operate swimming pools should check that whoever they select to provide training in swimming pool water treatment are accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group. This provides assurance

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