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Swimming pools : safety and disease control through proper design and operation
  • Published Date:
    March 1988
  • Source:
    DHHS publication ; no. (CDC) 83-8319
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    DHHS publication ; no. (CDC)
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Swimming pools : safety and disease control through proper design and operation
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    June 1976; reprinted October 1976, September 1977, August 1979, March 1988. Since man normally does not live in an aquatic environment ,he is potentially at risk each time he consumes or has bodily contact with water. Diseases such as typhoid and paratyphoid fever, amoebic dysentery, leptospirosis, and bacillary dysentery, sometimes associated with contaminated drinking water, can also be spread through contact with the contaminated water of swimming pools. In addition, the swimming pool and surrounding areas are often the source of injuries and frequently play a role in the transmission of infections of the eye, ear, nose, and throat, and in the spread of athlete's foot, impetigo, and other dermatoses. In light of these considerations, the proper construction and maintenance of public swimming pools is a public health problem of great importance. The first edition of this training manual was published in 1959. It was prepared for use by health jurisdictions in training programs designed specifically for public health workers and swimming pool c1perators. The intervening years have brought many changes in the concepts of swimming pool chemistry and disinfection, testing, and operation. Professor David G. Thomas of the State University of New York has assisted in updating this manual. This edition represents the latest information on design, construction, operation, maintenance, and the effect of each on disease control practices and safety procedures. It is organized specifically to serve as a training and reference guide for State and local personnel, and especially for further use in the conduct of their own in-service training programs. In addition, it is hoped that this volume will be useful in the development of training programs which will benefit operators and owners of swimming pools.
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