Essential guide for the treatment and quality of your pool or spa

First published in 1999, its unchallenged reputation has earned its sales of over 8,000 copies.


The essential guide

For everyone involved in the design, treatment, management and scrutiny of pools of all types - expanded, refined, updated, still authoritative.

RRP: £65.00

Topics covered include:

  • Pollution and hygiene of swimming pools
  • Correct filtration and disinfection
  • Pool water chemistry
  • Testing and controlling pool water chemistry
  • Dealing with outbreaks
  • Hydrotherapy pools
  • Personal protection, Emergency procedures
  • The pool in its environment
  • Spa and leisure pools

PWTAG MEMBER DISCOUNT

Being a PWTAG member gives you 15% DISCOUNT on our book!
CLICK HERE TO GET THE BOOK FOR £60.25* Inc. P&P AS A MEMBER *Based on UK postage

Order a box of books

To purchase a box of books (18 copies per box) – please contact us direct at admin@pwtag.org.uk or over the phone on: 01827 219 648. See box order prices for members and non-members below:

  • BOXES
  • 1
  • 2 - 5
  • 5+

  • Discount (per box) - MEMBERS
  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 25%

  • 1 box - 18 books at £55.25 each -15% = £994.50
  • 2 boxes - 36 books at £52 each -20% = £1,872
  • 3 boxes - 54 books at £52 each -20% = £2,808
  • 4 boxes - 72 books at £52 each -20% = £3,744
  • 5 boxes - 90 books at £52 each -20% = £4,680
  • Discount (per box) - NON-MEMBERS
  • 10%
  • 15%
  • 20%

  • 1 box - 18 books at £58.50 each -10% = £1,053
  • 2 boxes - 36 books at £55.25 each -15% = £1,989
  • 3 boxes - 54 books at £55.25 each -15% = £2,983.50
  • 4 boxes - 72 books at £55.25 each -15% = £3,978
  • 5 boxes - 90 books at £55.25 each -15% = £4,972.50

Postage cost will be calculated on amount of boxes ordered and will be issued on invoice.

PWTAG’s much-anticipated new book is now available for you to purchase. The new edition is one third longer than the 2009 version. That reflects the need to update and expand the guidance. With the help of PWTAG’s 20-strong membership council, and input from the 18 members of its industry forum, the book has been significantly strengthened. The new material includes:

  • Detailed guidance on dealing with the chlorine-resistant protozoan, Cryptosporidium
  • Comprehensive information on management and training, including the help provided by PWTAG’s code of practice, accredited training and Poolmark
  • A totally new chapter on swimming ponds
  • The enhanced role of UV treatment – including detailed guidelines on its validation
  • Upgrading pools – making the best of what you’ve got
  • Microbiological sampling techniques
  • Definitive guidance on spa pools
  • The pool in its environment - new horizons
  • Superchlorination – one way of dealing with the threat of cryptosporidiosis
  • Detailed information on hydrotherapy pools, including guidelines on baby swimming in warm water pools
  • Detailed guidance on the sizing of balance tanks
  • Dealing with algae
  • Chemical safety – more on spillage; bunding
  • Dealing with the hygiene challenges of pool water play equipment; pool cleaning generally
  • Birthing pools – what to use and what to avoid
  • Pump economics

This new edition is an important contribution to maintaining high standards in the pool industry.