Guidelines for safe recreational water environments (Volume 2: Swimming pools and similar environments)
Volume 2 of the WHO Guidelines provides an authoritative referenced review and assessment of the health hazards associated with swimming pools and similar recreational water environments; their monitoring and surveillance; and management measures available for the minimization of assicaited health risks including education of users, good design and construction, and good operation and maintenance. The Guidelines include both specific guideline values and good practices. They address a wide range of types of hazard, including hazards leading to drowning and injury, deteriorated water quality, contamination of associated facilities and air quality.
This document is the first to provide comprehensive guidance for managing swimming pools and similar facilities so that recreational benefits are maximized while negative public health impacts are minimized.
This volume will be useful to a variety of different stakeholders with interests in ensuring the safety of pools and similar recreational water environments including national and local authorities; facility owners, operators and designers (public, semi-public and domestic facilities); special interest groups; public health professionals; scientists and researchers; and facility users.
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Contents, list of acronyms and abbreviations, preface, acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Drowning and injury prevention
Chapter 3: Microbial hazards
Chapter 4: Chemical hazards
Chapter 5: Managing water and air quality
Chapter 6: Guideline implementation
Appendix 1: Lifeguards
Publishing and ordering information
© World Health Organization 2006
ISBN 92 4 154680 8
Order number: 11502525
Price: CHF 70.00/US$ 63.00; Developing countries: CHF 49.00