AquaTech: Best Practices for Pool and Aquatic Facility Operators

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Contents

WHY EACH POOL IS UNIQUE
1
Indoor and Outdoor Pools
3
Size and Configuration
5
Water Source
8
HOW A POOL CIRCULATION SYSTEM WORKS
9
How Water Flows Through the Pool Circulation System
11
How Each System Part Functions
12
Turnover and Flow
23
Recreational Water Illnesses RWIs
107
Contact and Airborne Pathogens
112
Patron Education
114
Performance Goal
115
HOW TO OPERATE SAFELY
117
Guidelines Standards and Regulations
118
Electrical Safety
121
Weather Safety
124

Performance Goal
25
HOW FILTRATION SYSTEMS WORK
27
Sand Filters
28
Diatomaceous Earth DG Filters
36
Cartridge Filters
39
Performance Goal
40
HOW CHEMICAL FEED AND AUTOMATION SYSTEMS WORK
41
Dry Chemical Feeders
42
Liquid Chemical Feeders
43
Gas Chemical Feeders
45
Performance Goal
51
HOW TO TEST THE WATER
53
Manual Testing Methods
54
Testing Sanitizer Levels
59
Tests to Determine Water Balance
61
Specialized Water Testing
65
Handheld Electronic Testing Devices
67
Keeping Records of Testing
68
Performance Goal
70
HOW TO SANITIZE AND OXIDIZE THE WATER
71
Chemicals That Sanitize and Oxidize Pool Water
72
Equipment Used to Sanitize or Oxidize Water
77
Evaluating Chlorine Test Results and Adjusting Levels
80
Breakpoint Chlorination
82
Controlling Algae With Chlorine
88
Performance Goal
92
HOW TO BALANCE THE WATER
93
What Is Water Balance?
94
Determining Water Balance
97
Adjusting Chemicals to Achieve Water Balance
98
Performance Goal
102
HOW TO CONTROL EXPOSURE TO PATHOGENS
103
Bloodborne Pathogens
105
Chemical Safety
126
Physical Safety
130
Pool Workplace Safety
134
Facility Security
136
Record Keeping
138
Performance Goal
140
HOW TO PERFORM ROUTINE AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
141
Maintenance Tasks
142
Temperature and Humidity Control
145
Maintenance Equipment and Supplies
147
Pool Covers
153
Cloudy Water
157
Colored Water and Staining
160
Documentation and Record Keeping
162
HOW TO PERFORM SEASONAL AND SPECIAL MAINTENANCE
163
Preparing for a Competitive Event
164
Winterizing
167
Opening a Seasonal Facility
171
Preparing for Major Storms
176
Performance Goal
180
HOW TO SAFELY OPERATE SPA AND WARM WATER POOLS
181
Features of Spa Pools
182
Warm Water Sanitation and Balance
183
Replacement of Spa Pool Water
184
Features of Warm Water Pools
185
Safety
186
Precautions
189
Performance Goal
190
Resource List for Information Guidelines Standards and Regulations
191
GLOSSARY
199
BIBLIOGRAPHY
205
INDEX
207
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