Notes on the hygiene of pool play equipment (TN29)

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.

Swimming pool play equipment includes inflatable toys, foam rafts or other rigid buoyant structures, and inflatable play equipment of all sizes and shapes. Inflatables present the greatest hygiene challenge and are the chief focus of this note.


Inflatables are of two types:


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