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Leisure centre pool is swiftly shut down after a floater is found in the water

A strict cleaning regime will ensure harmful bacteria is removed following 'faecal contamination'.



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Swim Group report to improve swimming and water safety in schools

A new report launched today by the Swim Group aims to improve swimming and water safety in schools.



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High rates of respiratory problems linked to indoor lifeguard work

(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada.



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Legionnaires' deaths: JTF admits health and safety breaches

A firm has admitted a health and safety breach after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a hot tub caused the deaths of three men.



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Accident leaves 14-year-old fighting for his life

A teenager was left fighting for his life after his intestines were sucked out by the filter of a swimming pool.



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Control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems

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Media coverage of Norovirus at Splashes Medway pool

Pool party norovirus outbreak covered by two newspapers:



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Legionella and spa pools: what is in the recent HSE guidance? - The hidden dangers of spa pools

Hot tubs and spa pools are a popular trend, but one with a high risk of legionella contamination. Shafik Megji of water treatment specialist Brodex looks at new HSE guidance for the leisure sector.



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Just How Much Pee Is In That Pool?

You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a potent brew of chemicals that form when chlorine meets sweat, body oils, and urine.



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Mum's panic to find son caught up in Anglesey pool 'chlorine scare'

Plas Arthur leisure centre swimming pool in Llangefni remains shut after 30 children complained their skin was burning following swimming lesson.

 



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Baby swim nappies no better than regulars in the water: specialist

BABY swim pants are no better at keeping poo out of the pool than a regular nappy, health experts have warned.



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Crypto closes Cocks Moor pool

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust works with Public Health England in response to outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to Birmingham pool.

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust is working with Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands and the local authority, following a number of cases of the cryptosporidiosis diarrhoea and vomiting bug, linked to a small number of people that have swam at the Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre pool.



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