POOLS IN THE NEWS

Council to be prosecuted over ...

An Essex council is to face prosecution after a customer at one of its leisure centres contracted Legionnaire’s Disease.

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Canada Imposes Depth Requireme...

In response to an accident and lawsuit, Canada's governing body for swimming has changed the rule regarding how deep pool water should be near ...

Drive to ensure all children c...

Government to roll-out more swimming lessons, extra teaching and improved guidance – supported by £320 million PE and Sport Premium.

Art Deco lido could be filled ...

In its heyday, Grange Lido was the highlight of many families' trips to the south of the Lake District. For decades since it opened in 1932, th...

Bromine: health effects, incid...

Information on bromine, for responding to chemical incidents.

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Hydrogen peroxide: health effe...

Information on hydrogen peroxide (also known as dihydrogen dioxide, hydrogen dioxide, hydroperoxide) for use in responding to chemical incidents.

Nurse suspended over woman's p...

A nurse has been suspended after a woman in her care drank water from a swimming pool, leaving her with a life-limiting brain injury.

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The PWTAG Annual Conference 2018 - Available to BOOK NOW!

PWTAG Annual event 4th December

The PWTAG Annual Conference 2018 – Tuesday 4th December 2018 at Drayton Manor Hotel, Staffordshire. Available to book now! CLICK HERE for the EVENT PAGE.

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Swimming Pool Water 3rd edition 2017 – clarification of training accreditation

The 2017 edition of Swimming Pool Water (page 33) recommends that pool operator training should be: ‘suitable and sufficient and should be accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG).’ Accreditation shows that the training meets the requirements of the Code of Practice. To clarify, training that is to the same standard as PWTAG’s, but is not formally endorsed by PWTAG, may also be suitable and sufficient. In such circumstances, pool managers should satisfy themselves that the training provided incorporates the information in PWTAG’s training syllabus. It can of course include additional material.


HSE - HSG179 - 4th Edition - Available Now for FREE!

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NEW REPORT SHOWS HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Last month Swim England launched an independent report which shows the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming. The report shows the unique benefits of water make it the ideal place for people of all ages to exercise. It is particularly beneficial for those with long term health conditions.

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The report also found evidence that swimmers live longer. Swimming regularly also helps older people to stay fit, physically and mentally.

On the other end of the scale, the report also found that children who take part in swimming lessons regularly develop physical, cognitive and social skills quicker than those who do not.

The report’s remit was developed by the Swimming and Health Commission under the Chairmanship of Professor Ian Cumming, the Health Education England Chief Executive. Continue Reading...

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