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PWTAG launches updated Swimming Pool Water Book

November 2017

PWTAG’s much-anticipated new book - the third edition of Swimming Pool Water: treatment and quality standards for pools and spas - was launched on 22nd November at The Drayton Manor Hotel in Tamworth.

Over 160 delegates attended an all-day launch seminar featuring expert speakers from PWTAG (The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group) itself and from its industry forum.

The new edition is one third longer than the 2009 version. That reflects the need to update and expand the guidance. With the help of PWTAG’s 11-strong membership council, and input from the 18 members of its industry forum,  the book has been significantly strengthened. The new material includes:

  •     • Detailed guidance on dealing with the chlorine-resistant protozoan, Cryptosporidium
  •     • Superchlorination and the threat of cryptosporidiosis
  •     • Comprehensive information on management and training
  •     • Detailed information on hydrotherapy pools
  •     • A new chapter on swimming ponds
  •     • Detailed guidance on the sizing of balance tanks
  •     • The enhanced role of UV treatment
  •      • Dealing with algae
  •     • Pump economics
  •     • Upgrading pools
  •     • Chemical safety
  •    •  Microbiological sampling techniques
  •    • Dealing with the hygiene challenges of pool water play equipment
  •     • Definitive guidance on spa pools
  •     • Birthing pools
  •    •  The pool in its environment

 Work on the new edition started over two years ago and has involved close scrutiny by PWTAG’s expert membership of what was published in 2009.

 

Janice Calvert says: ‘I’m proud to have managed the production of this new edition, and grateful to all our colleagues, whose help has been invaluable. PWTAG has a unique role in this largely and strangely unregulated industry.  I am confident that we have produced strong guidance, which should serve the industry well in the years to come, alongside our constantly updated online guidance.”

 

More at: https://www.pwtag.org.uk

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