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APVMA guide for demonstrating efficacy of pool and spa sanitisers2007, disinfection
Asthma and swimming: a meta-analysis2008, respiratory health
Ecological association between childhood asthma and availability of indoor chlorinated swimming pools in Europe2006, chlorination, respiratory health
Chlorinated swimming pools and respiratory health2009 health, asthma, chlorination
Lifetime swimming pool attendance, asthma, eczema and respiratory symptoms in school-age children2009, children, eczema, respiratory health
Effects of swimming pool water on cementitious grouts2004
Biofilm formation at non chlorinated swimming pool conditions2009, disinfection
Biofilms and chlorine in a simulated drinking water distribution system1999, chlorination, drinking water
Bladder cancer and exposure to water disinfection by-products through ingestion, bathing, showering, and swimming in pools2006, disinfection, chlorination
Chemical deliveries to swimming pools2004
Approved classification and labelling guide (Sixth edition) for supply as per Chemical Regulations 2009 (CHIP 4)2009, classification
What REACH means for users of chemicals2009
Chemical safety - working with substances hazardous to health2009
Childhood asthma and environmental exposures at swimming pools2009, children, respiratory health
Chlorine decay - a summary of work undertaken at Bristol University2002
Occurence of chlorite and chlorate in swimming pool water2011, disinfection
Efficacy of copper and silver ions and reduced levels of free chlorine in inactivation of Legionella pneumophila1989, legionella, legionairres
An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to swimming at the Eastwood Pool, Giffnock2007
Bench-marking pool water treatment for coping with Cryptosporidium2002
Capture, recovery and isolation of Cryptosporidium and advice as to how pool operators could implement this in practice2009
Decontaminating swimming pools and managing Cryptosporidium2004
Guidance for the investigation of Cryptosporidium linked to swimming pools: monitoring, risk assessment and key public health messages2011
An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis at a swimming club – can rapid field epidemiology limit the spread of illness?2013
The management of swimming pools associated with Cryptosporidiosis or contaminated by Cryptosporidium oocysts2003
Cryptosporidia – the methodology for effective action in the UK2008
The removal of Cryptosporidium oocysts in the treatment of swimming pool waters
Cryptosporidium and Giardia in swimming pools in the Netherlands2004
Cryptosporidiosis in the United States; Changing Reporting and Ramifications for Public Health and the Aquatics Sector2009
Filtration removals and swim diaper retention of Cryptosporidium in swimming pools2009, diapers
Hyperchlorination to kill Cryptosporidium2010, chlorination
Water Treatment Design for the London Aquatic Centre 20122009 treatment
Vomit and faecal accident response2005, faeces
UV and applications in water treatment of commercial swimming pools2011, ultraviolet, water treatment
The use of UV for destruction of combined chlorine2004, ultraviolet
Effects of medium-pressure UV lamps radiation on water quality in a chlorinated indoor swimming pool2005, ultraviolet
Full scale test of UV-based water treatment technologies at Gladsaxe Sport Centre – with and without advanced oxidation mechanisms2009, ultraviolet, water treatment, dbp, thm, trihalomethanes, disinfection by-products
Trihalomethanes in Lisbon indoor swimming pools: occurrence and determining factors2012, trihalomethanes
Trichloramine prevention remains better than cure2006
Toxicological characterisation of dermal exposure to DBPs by an in vitro skin model2011 by-products, chlorination, dbp
Total fluid and water consumption and the joint effect of exposure to disinfection by-products on risk of bladder cancer2007, disinfection by-products, cancer
Current issues associated with swimming pools, spas and similar recreational water environments2009, standards
WHO guidelines for drinking water quality2008, drinking water
Bathing water conditioning2003
Swimming pool attendance, asthma, allergies and lung function in the ALSPAC child cohort2010, children, respiratory health
Swimming pool disinfection techniques and pitfalls2005, chlorination
Swimming pool covers – operation and safety issues2006 covers
Water ingestion during swimming activities in a pool: a pilot study2006 acid, ingestion, children
Managing swimming pool associated Cryptosporidiosis in holiday hotels2009
CT disinfection made simple2002
Acute exposure to disinfection by-products in swimming pools and short-term changes in respiratory biomarkers2009, disinfection by-products, asthma
Definition and quantification of anthropogenic initial and continual biochemical bathing load in swimming pools2011, disinfection by-products, water treatment, bathing load
Disinfection by-products in swimming pools: minimize or avoid?2011, disinfection by-products, UV
Genotoxic effects in swimmers exposed to disinfection by-products in indoor swimming pools2010, disinfection by-products, cancer
Haloacetonitriles – another important group of disinfection by-products in swimming pool water2009, disinfection by-products
Nitrogen-containing disinfection by-products in indoor pool settings - formation and exposure, disinfection by-products
Numerical simulation and modelling of a typical swimming pool for disinfection by-products assessment2011, disinfection by-products, chlorination
Prevalence of irritative symptoms in indoor swimming pool workers2009, disinfection by-products, thm, trihalomethanes
Identification of disinfection by-products and assessment of mutagenicity of chlorinated and brominated swimming pool water2010, disinfection by-products, chlorination, bromine
Removal of Cryptosporidium oocysts by filtration in the treatment of swimming pool waters2009, water treatment
Probabilistic modelling of chlorination by-product risk from indoor swimming pool use2009, disinfection by-products, chlorination
Removal of free and combined chlorine at GAC surfaces and impact on pool water quality2009, disinfection by-products, granular activated carbon, GAC
COC second statement on chlorinated drinking water and cancer2008, disinfection by-products, drinking water, cancer, chlorination
Short-term changes in respiratory biomarkers after swimming in a chlorinated pool2010, disinfection by-products, trihalomethanes, thm, respiratory health
COC statement on chlorinated drinking water and reproductive outcomes2004, disinfection by-products, drinking water
The Good, the Bad, and the Volatile: Can We Have Both Healthy Pools and Healthy People?2010, disinfection by-products
Trichloramine in the air of indoor pools in Bavaria2009, disinfection by-products
Efficient ventilation: displacement ventilation and air curtain zoning2011, ventilation, facilities
Noise at work - guidance for employers on the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 20052005, hearing, management, facilities
Sport England swimming pool design guidance2010, facilities
Development of a pool-model to study the impact of different treatment processes on disinfection by-products, disinfection by-products, thm, chloramines
COSHH guidance on diluting chemical concentrates2006, management, regulations
Methods for assessing the disease burden from swimming2009, infections, asthma, respiratory health
Legionnaires’ disease: controlling the risks associated with using spa baths2003, legionnaires, hot tub, jacuzzi, legionella
Legionnaires’ disease - the control of legionella bacteria in water systems2008, legionnaires, legionella, hse
Sodium hypochlorite and chlorine gas: design, handling, and storage issues2006, chemicals, chlorination
American national standard for suction entrapment avoidance in swimming pools, wading pools, spas, hot tubs, and catch basins2006, engineering, facilities, apsp, jacuzzi, nsf, filters, installation
International standard for equipment for swimming pools, spas, hot tubs and other recreational water facilities2009, jacuzzi, facilities, nsf, filters, pumps, installation
Installation of ceramic tile in swimming pools2009, installation, grouts
Bulk storage of liquid chlorine (edition 7)2005, chemicals, chlorination, tanks, facilities
Effect of free and combined available residual chlorine upon bacteria in swimming pools1950, disinfectants, bacteria
Disinfection of drinking water (Australian guidelines), drinking water, disinfectants, chlorine, chloramines
Commercial operating experiences of chlorine-free water; disinfection in spa and wellness center, Sárvár, Hungary2009
ORP testing and chemical automation for swimming pools and spas1990, oxidation-reduction potential
Review and assessment of alternative water disinfection technologies for municipal swimming pools in the Netherlands2009, dbp, disinfection by-products, water treatment
Survey of swimming pool / spa sanitizers and sanitation systems2001, hot tubs, jacuzzi, chlorination, bromine, UV
Swimming pool shock treatment2004, disease, water treatment
The significance of some nitrogen related hygienic parameters in swimming pools2009, trichloramine
Requirements for recreational water facility equipment2009, facilities, engineering, standards
Filter backwashing2005, backwashing, drinking water, filtration
Optimizing your plant's filter performance2000, backwashing, design, facilities, filtration
Are swimming pool filters really removing Cryptosporidium?, filters, cryptosporidium
Comparing crushed recycled glass to silica sand for dual media filtration2002, filters, drinking water
Fine particle monitor trial at Leicester Leys Leisure Centre2003, filters, fpm, cryptosporidium
Impact of split flow treatment by coagulation/ultrafiltration on particle concentrations in pool water2009, filters, water treatment, ultrafiltration
Particles and turbidity in pool water - removal by in-line filtration and modelling of daily courses2011, filters
OECD guidance document for demonstrating efficacy of pool and spa disinfectants in laboratory and field testing2010, disinfectants
Best practice guidelines for water management in aquatic leisure centres (Sydney Water)2011, water treatment, facilities
Health and water quality of swimming pools: the Italian regulatory guidelines, water treatment, facilities
Recommended standards for swimming pool design and operation1996, facilities, management, standards, guidance
Study of the diversity of E.coli strains isolated from aquatic environments coli, chlorination, bacteria
Practical experience with treating pool water by membrane filters, UV and electro-chlorination2009, filters, chlorination, UV
The filter – a source of (re)contamination2009, filters, contamination, tcdo, backwash
Effects of high bathing loads on pool water treated by coagulation-ultrafiltration2011, ultrafiltration, filters, water treatment
Infection at work: controlling the risks2003, management
Study of the diversity of E.coli strains isolated from swimming pool waters2009, infections, chlorination
Is chlorine in deep water?2006, disinfectants, lidos, water treatment
Chemical aspects of swimming bath treatment2009, facilities, water treatment, chemicals
Implementation of the HACCP methodology in swimming pools, operation, hazard analysis
Introduction of the parameter 'total organic carbon' (TOC) as a standard for the quality control of swimming pool water, operation, total organic carbon, toc
DFE guidance for managing school swimming pools1993, operation, guidance, children, schools
Sustainability issues in swimming pools and spas2011, operation, sustainability, jacuzzi, design, facilities
Swimming pool pest management: a training manual for commercial pesticide applicators and swimming pool operators, operation, disinfectants, facilities, testing, chlorination, filtration
The effects of user groups and rest periods on swimming pool water quality2011, operation, facilities, chloramine, quality
Mycobacterium avium complex fact sheet2007, disease
Nitrogen trichloride (NCl3) determination in indoor swimming pools: proposal for a new method2011 trichloride
Ozone treatment of commercial swimming pools, water treatment, disinfectant
Benefits of carbon dioxide as pH reducer in chlorinated indoor swimming pools2010, chlorination
Carbon dioxide in water equilibrium, chemicals, chemical control
Effect of selection of pH in swimming pools on formation of chlorination by-products2011, chlorination, dbp, disinfection by-products, bromide, haloacetonitriles, trihalomethans
Efficient pool vacuuming leads to positive effects on the chlorine consumption in swimming pools cleaning, chlorine
Faecal incident response recommendations for pool staff2010, management, contamination, guidance
Pool & spa management information system - a database for better information and supervision2009, database, facilities
An outbreak of pseudomonas folliculitis associated with a swimming pool2002, disease, disinfectants, ph, biofilms
Exposure to trichloramine and respiratory symptoms in indoor swimming pool workers2007 health, trichloramines, asthma
Indoor swimming pools, water chlorination and respiratory health2002 health, asthma, chlorination
Respiratory health and baby swimming2006 health, children, babies, asthma
Respiratory and ocular symptoms among employees of a hotel indoor waterpark resort2007 health, asthma
Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis in swimmers: clinical and cytological aspects2010
Sodium hypochlorite - general information for the consumer2007, facilities
Management of spa pools - controlling the risks of infection2006 baths, jacuzzi, bacteria, disinfectants, guidance, legionella
Spa recreational waters and wellness: state-of-the-art and new perspectives for public health2011 baths, spa pools, disinfection
Microbiological contamination and cleaning of balance tanks2011, tanks, facilities
Pool water microbiological testing – further update2007, standards, testing, guidance
Presence of mycobacteria in Portuguese swimming pools2009, disinfection, bacteria, biofilms
Outdoor swimming pools and the risks of asthma and allergies during adolescence2008, outdoor pools, lido, asthma, respiratory health, chlorination
The treatment of swimming pool water with sodium hypochlorite1976, facilities
Can indoor sports centres be allowed to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic based on a certificate of equivalence2020, facilities, management, standards, guidance, coronavirus
Coronavirus in water review2020, chemicals, guidance
Effects of swimming pool water on cementitious grouts – laboratory test programme2021