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Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
Basic water quality & pool mainteance training
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Basic water quality & pool mainteance training

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  • 1. Clarion Resort and Waterpark WATERPARK EMPLOYEE Basic Water Quality and Pool Maintenance Training
  • 2. <ul><li>As part of your daily responsibilities you will be asked to assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the pools and preventing recreational water illness. </li></ul><ul><li>The training is a basic introduction to your duties and understanding of how to recognize and respond to keeping a high level of water quality and Basic pool maintenance. </li></ul>Introduction
  • 3. <ul><li>Water quality not only involves the look of the water but also how ‘healthy’ it is. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes, </li></ul><ul><li>Ph-the acidity or alkalinity of the water </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitizer/Disinfectant levels- chlorine levels </li></ul><ul><li>Water Balance- the mineral balance of the water </li></ul><ul><li>Water clarity- how easily can you see the pool floor </li></ul><ul><li>Water color- discolored or sparkling clear </li></ul>Water Quality
  • 4. <ul><li>The level of the pool water is important for circulation as well as being able to ‘skim’ floating debris to the sidewall and gutter drains by surface tension. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Water level for pools with gutter drain should be just enough to run over the ledge continually. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct water levels for pools with a box like opening should be at least half way up the opening. </li></ul>Water Levels
  • 5. <ul><li>Correct levels </li></ul>Water Levels
  • 6. <ul><li>Incorrect levels </li></ul>Water Levels
  • 7. <ul><li>You will be involved in basic pool cleanliness by, </li></ul><ul><li>Removing leaves or trash from the pool surface or floor with a net. </li></ul><ul><li>Brushing the pool to prevent algae from forming </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning tiles before bacteria forms </li></ul><ul><li>Vacuuming </li></ul>Cleanliness
  • 8. Cleanliness
  • 9. <ul><li>RWIs are illnesses that are spread by </li></ul><ul><li>Swallowing water </li></ul><ul><li>having contact with contaminated water from swimming pools. </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational water illnesses can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic and wound infections. They can also be life threatening. </li></ul><ul><li>The most common types of RWI are, </li></ul><ul><li>E-Coli </li></ul><ul><li>Hepatitis A </li></ul><ul><li>Giardia & Cryptosporidium – MOST SERIOUS </li></ul>Recreational water illness(RWI)
  • 10. <ul><li>Contamination </li></ul><ul><li>While chlorine ‘kills’ bacteria it can take minutes or even hours depending on the type of bacteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Contamination can occur through, </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea- which requires pool shutdown for many hours or days. </li></ul><ul><li>Solid fecal matter-which requires pool shutdown for 20-30 minutes depending on chlorine levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Vomit and blood- should be treated like solid stool. </li></ul>Recreational water illness(RWI)
  • 11. <ul><li>Prevention pleas’ </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASE  don't swim when you have diarrhea...this is especially important for kids in diapers. </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASE  don't swallow the pool water. </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASE  practice good hygiene. </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASE  take your kids on bathroom breaks often. </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASE  change diapers in a bathroom and not at poolside. </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASE  wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming </li></ul>Recreational water illness(RWI)
  • 12. <ul><li>Basic Response </li></ul><ul><li>When fecal or diarrhea is noticed in a pool, respond by, </li></ul><ul><li>Notify your supervisor and Positively identify the object as fecal matter. </li></ul><ul><li>Clear the pool immediately . </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in removing the fecal matter in a sanitary way. </li></ul><ul><li>Ph and chlorine reading taken and adjustments made. </li></ul><ul><li>Your supervisor will let you know when it is safe to reopen the pool based on chlorine levels and the time taken to kill bacteria. </li></ul>Recreational water illness(RWI)
  • 13. Basic flow of water circulation in a swimming pool Circulation
  • 14. <ul><li>Main drains are located in the deepest part of the pool allowing water to flow beginning the circulation process over again. </li></ul><ul><li>If blocked by debris they can prevent proper water flow and damage to pipes and pumps. </li></ul><ul><li>They can provide a safety hazard when </li></ul><ul><li>unsecure or broken and allow a </li></ul><ul><li>person to be entrapped under </li></ul><ul><li>water resulting in injury or death. </li></ul>Main Drains
  • 15. <ul><li>Chlorine is added to the pool water to ‘sanitize’ or ‘oxidize’ the water. </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate amounts of chlorine will make most bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi ‘inactive’ or unable to cause illness. </li></ul><ul><li>The effectiveness of chlorine will be dependant on the correct Ph levels. </li></ul>Disinfection
  • 16. <ul><li>Before the water is returned back to the pool it passes through a filter which traps small particles from returning to cause the growth of bacteria or make the water cloudy. </li></ul><ul><li>As the filter gets ‘dirty’ it actually traps more bacteria until it the water flow drops and pressure builds requiring the filter to be cleaned, replaced or backwashed. </li></ul>Filtration
  • 17. <ul><li>Take the quiz and notify your supervisor when you have completed it. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7PZSQLY </li></ul>Quiz

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