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. . . . . . Pool chemicals are really nasty because they are concentrated

Pool chemicals explode  :  Pool chemicals dissolve your shoes  :  Pool chemicals need suitable storage  :  Since one mistake is going to be one too many we say - Leave it all to us.

This actress blew herself up LINK: . . . . . .




Never leave young children unsupervised when they are around any pool - ever.  Don't even turn your back for a moment as that is when the young adventurous souls become most mischievous.

NEWS - toddler found face down in swimming pool revived by a doctor at the pool, now stable in hospital LINK:




. . . . . . 19th August 2011 Health Protection Agency Report

Swimming pool contamination is likely to occur all year round, but outbreaks are more common in the late summer period; this may be as a result of people using swimming pools more and also linked to holiday travel.  Swimming pool outbreaks result from contamination of the water with cryptosporidium oocysts, usually from young swimmers.

Cryptosporidiosis is a predominantly waterborne disease with infections caused by contaminated drinking water, swimming pools, water features, natural waters, or acquired by animal and human contact and a range of other routes.  The organism is a particular problem for swimming pools as the oocysts are resistant to chlorine based disinfectants.

For the 2001 to 2010 period there were an average of 1165 cases of cryptosporidium per year (11,645 in total) compared to 2080 cases a year during the period from 1991 to 2000 (a total of 20,796 cases for this period).  There has been 9,151 fewer cases of cryptosporidium over the last decade.  This reduction in the number of cases is thought to be due to fewer cryptosporidium  parvum infections acquired from contaminated drinking water as a result of improvements in drinking water supply and regulation.

In contrast to the clear reduction in the first half of the year - the number of cases in the second half of each year have shown a slight increase from an annual average of 2,707 cases to 2,878 cases for the same time period; a total of 1714 more cases in 2001 to 2010.  Some of this increase resulted from swimming pool related outbreaks in Majorca in 2000 and 2003.  Infections in the latter half of the year are predominantly C.hominis and are thought to be related to foreign travel and swimming pools.

The UK Cryptosporidium Reference Unit in Swansea, Wales  has published Cryptosporidium Swimming Pool Guidance available FREE at Link:


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