Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Poolwerx study shows Australians unsure on commercial pool hygiene

Poolwerx study shows Australians unsure on commercial pool hygiene
December 13, 2014

Commercial pool operators have a long way to go in ensuring people believe their facilities are clean, according to new research by Poolwerx.

The research asked people to rank their perception of different types of commercial pool hygiene between 1 and 5 (with 1 being most hygienic and 5 being most unhygienic) revealed most people thought council pools were dirtier than any other type of pool.

More than a third (34.19%) of respondents indicated public /community pools were the dirtiest type of commercial pool, followed by strata/shared complex pools (25%) and gym pools (17.74%). One in 10 (10.65%) of respondents also said hotel pools were the most unhygienic pool.

Poolwerx Chief Executive John O’Brien said it was paramount commercial pool operators implemented standard operating procedures to negate all issues relating to pool health to make it clearer to the public the measures they were taking.

O’Brien stated “our latest study shows commercial pools are under strict scrutiny not only by governing authorities but also pool users, which means it’s absolutely paramount a water management plan is developed detailing regular and preventative water treatment and ongoing maintenance.

“This plan should be customised for the frequency of use and bather load, to maintain pool hygiene and reduce the risk of outbreak of infectious diseases. In some cases public pools are required to operate an automated or continuous disinfectant dosing, but many simply don’t realise this is a requirement.

“Regular maintenance is also important to ensure equipment is working during opening hours to prevent pool closures, which could mean a loss of revenue or reputational damage, particularly in the case of hotel or community pool operators.”

O’Brien said it was also critical commercial pool operators met pool safety standards, adding “all states and territories have different pool safety requirements and often pool operators don’t know the rules that apply to them.

“CPR charts, depth markers and advisory signs are all important safety tools for commercial pools that are often not compliant with regulated standards.

“Those who fail to maintain good health and safety standards will eventually face the consequences, so it’s better to be on the front foot with a treatment and maintenance plan. If unsure, commercial pool operators should consult a pool maintenance expert.”

For more information on Poolwerx go to www.poolwerx.com.au

15th December 2013 - VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT ISSUES SUMMER REMINDER ON HEALTHY SWIMMING POOL HABITS

26th November 2013 - ONE IN FOUR POMS PEE IN PUBLIC POOLS 

16th September 2009 - PARTNERSHIPS TARGET CHILD DROWNING 

17th April 2009 - HORROR WEEK LEADS TO WATER SAFETY PLEA


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

IP HUB

Talk To Us For Independent Advice & Specialised Services We're business people, not sales reps IP HUB is one of Australia’s leading advisors on telecoms for both small businesses and…

read more

Marketing / Technology

 
 

Pico Play

Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 
 

GreeneDesk

Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology

 
 

AEROBIC MICROPHONES AUSTRALIA

Aerobic Microphones Australia provides audio products for the fitness industry. Products include the sweat resistant Cyclemic and Aeromic headworn microphones and pouchbelts that are made in…

read more

Fitness / Technology

 
 

TouchCloud Global

Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Recreation / Safety / Tourism

 
 

Rae-Line

Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Sport

 
 

HTS Group Ltd

HTS Group Ltd provides a complete design, system integration, installation and maintenance package to the transportation, traffic engineering, parking and sports timing industries in New Zealand,…

read more

Aquatics / Events / Sport / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business