PWTAG Technical notes are updates or new material for the standards and guidance given in the PWTAG book, Swimming Pool Water and the PWTAG Code of practice and should be read in association with these publications.
The last few years have seen a swift rise in the popularity of interactive water features – outdoor jets, sprays etc designed for children and in some respects taking the place of paddling pools.
Their design and use is very different from the more traditional, decorative water features like fountains that are not designed for interaction (though they may be used that way). Unless interactive water features are planned and designed properly, they can represent (and have) an infection risk, partly because of the way they are used.
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