People clearly love to swim in the United States. With more than 300,000 commercial swimming pools, welcoming over 300 million people annually, that may be an understatement. Therefore, ensuring a healthy swimming environment is a top priority. The Center for Disease Control, reports that almost one in eight pool inspections uncovered serious violations that resulted in pool closures and over a tenth of pool inspections found disinfectant violations. Hiring Commercial Swimming Pools NJ to maintain public swimming pool facilities will help ensure your facility doesn’t become a statistic.
The main concern regarding public or commercial swimming facilities is the spread of Recreational Water Illness (RWI). In the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in cases of RWIs associated with public swimming pools. The most common of these is Cryptosporidium, “crypto” for short, can live for more than a week even in chemically treated water due to its chlorine tolerance. To avoid these kinds od issues, commercial pool facilities must be aware of the following:
Filtration -; A swimming pools filter is a vital piece of equipment necessary to maintain a pools cleanliness. A swimming pool’s circulation and filtration system consists of its pump, strainer, drains, skimmer, and filter. Working together these components ensure that the pools water is adequately filtered.
Probe Fouling – This occurs when a thin layer of contaminants such as body oils or lotions coats the ORP probe surface. The resulting buildup affects the ability of the probe to detect chlorine levels in the pools water. Automatic pool cleaning systems, like those provided by Atlantic Leak Detection ensure the ORP probe remains free of contaminants and coatings. These systems are ideal for public swimming pools.
Sanitation – Maintaining the correct level of sanitation is critical to public swimming pools due to the number of swimmers. Because of the variance of swimming loads, sanitizer levels tend to flux from high to low. Sanitizer levels that are either too low or too high often lead to pool closures by the local health department, resulting in lost revenue and potential damage to the pool’s equipment.
Operating a public or commercial swimming pool is a huge liability. It is prudent for commercial pool managers to hire an outside service like commercial swimming pools in NJ, to care for and maintain their pools. With years of experience maintaining all kinds of pools, both commercial and residential, it is a worthwhile investment.