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Pool water quality

The Public Health Regulation 2012 requires all public swimming pools and spas within Campbelltown to be registered via the Public Swimming Pools and Spa Pools Registration Form(195KB, PDF), and maintained in compliance with strict water quality standards.

A public swimming pool or spa pool means a swimming pool or spa pool to which the public is admitted, whether free of charge, on payment of a fee or otherwise including:

(a) a pool to which the public is admitted as an entitlement of membership of a club, or

(b) a pool provided at a workplace for the use of employees, or

(c) a pool provided at a hotel, motel or guest house or at holiday units, or similar facility, for the use of guests, or

(d) a pool provided at a school or hospital, but not including a pool situated at private residential premises.

Swimming pools and spas are potential sources of infection

Poor maintenance of swimming pool water quality can increase the risk of water borne illnesses causing diarrhoea and ear infections.

Properly and continuously disinfected water is important in maintaining safe and healthy swimming pools within the community.

Cryptosporidium in pools

Pool operators must also be aware of the procedures for minimising the risk of Cryptosporidium in pools. Cryptosporidiosis is transmitted through water that has been contaminated with faeces. It is extremely resistant to standard levels of disinfection chemicals, such as chlorine.

Specific guidelines to assist pool operators in maintaining their pools free from Cryptosporidium have been prepared by NSW Health. These guidelines can be assessed via the NSW Health Website.

For further information on public pools and spas please visit the NSW Health website - Public Swimming Pools and Spa Pools page.

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