UK laws dealing with water quality testing in pools, spas and hot tubs.
HSG282 gives advice on effective ways to safely manage and control spa-pool systems through:
■ design, commissioning, operation and maintenance;
■ testing and monitoring spa-pool water quality;
■ quality and frequency of inspections.
Legislation covering the control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems can be found here.
UK health and safety laws dealing with swimming pool and spa water quality, testing and treatment really only come into play if you’re running a business such as a leisure centre, gym or hotel, or the pool is in a holiday property which is let to paying guests.
Owners and operators of pools and spas need to ensure sure that the water quality and treatment programmes are effective and meet current standards.
Although the law might not apply to domestic pools and spas, they provide excellent guidelines and standards which it makes sense to read, understand and comply with.
For more information both the Health and Safety Executive and the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) provide excellent guidance to help pool operators comply with health and safety law.