One-day joint-meeting hosted by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group
Thursday 7 September 2017 28 Portland Place, London W1B 1LY
Chaired by Dr John V Lee, Director, PWTAG and Dr Susanne Lee, Director, Leegionella Ltd.
People have been relaxing in artificial bathing pools since at least Roman times. Natural warm water spas surged in popularity in the 18th century. Construction of public swimming pools blossomed in the late 19th century and they have remained popular since. More recently, there has been a marked increase in the incidence of private pools designed not only for swimming but also for simple relaxation such as hot tubs and spa pools.
The benefits of swimming as exercise, aquatic therapy and immersion in water for recuperation are well recognised as well as the importance of swimming for life saving.
In recent years pools have received some bad press caused by outbreaks of disease; controversy over chlorination, urination and breast feeding in pools; and the 2016 Olympic pool turning green.
This seminar will provide an update on the new guidelines for keeping pools of all types safe and healthy for all to use. It will be of benefit to public health practitioners, environmental health officers, leisure centre operators, hoteliers and aquatic therapists.
Health benefits of swimming and water immersion
Designing healthy pools
The PWTAG CoP and revised Pool Water Book
New guidance on spa pools, hot tubs and hydrotherapy pools
Pool risk assessment
Why Cryptosporidium has specific guidance
Discussion sessions and workshop