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Disinfection and Operation Guidelines

These are Healthy Swimming recommendations for appropriate pool and spa operation as well as responding to fecal accidents and body fluids in pools.

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Pool and Spa Operation/Design

Designing Public Swimming Facilities PDF icon (PDF, 54 KB)

Pool Operation PDF icon (PDF, 52 KB)

Hyperchlorination to kill Cryptosporidium (Revised August 2008) PDF icon (PDF, 50 KB)

Spa Operation PDF icon (PDF, 71 KB)

Therapy Pool Operation in Healthcare Facilities

Model Aquatic Health Code

Historical CDC Design and Operation Manuals

General Disinfection

Your Disinfection Team (PDF icon PDF document, 23 KB)


Fecal Incident Response Recommendations for Pool Staff (Revised August 2008) PDF icon (PDF, 239 KB)

Notice to Readers: Revised Recommendations for Responding to Fecal Accidents in Disinfected Swimming Venues
February 15, 2008 / 57(06);151-152

Notice to Readers: Responding to Fecal Accidents in Disinfected Swimming Venues
May 25, 2001 / 50(20);416-417

Prevalence of Parasites in Fecal Material from Chlorinated Swimming Pools -- United States, 1999
May 25, 2001 / 50(20);410-412

Other Body Fluids

Vomit and Blood Contamination in Pools (PDF icon PDF document, 55 KB)

Cleaning Up Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces (PDF icon PDF document, 52 KB)

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