Our Swimming Pool Service FAQ ‘s
1. How do you Calculate your pools water volume ?
In order to figure out proper doses of chemicals for your pool, you need to determine how many gallons of water it holds. To do that, you need to know four different numbers: the length, width, average depth, and a multiplier that determines gallons. Here is the formula:
Length x Width x Average Depth x Multiplier = Gallons
Determine the Multiplier:
Rectangle, square, or free-form pool:multiplier = 7.5.
Round or Oval pool: multiplier = 5.9
Determine the Average Depth:
To determine the average depth in a pool where the bottom slopes, measure the shallow end, the deep end depth. Add them together and divide by two (2).
Example: Shallow End = 2′. Deep End = 10′
2′ + 10′ = 12′; 12’/2 = 6′ Average Depth
So if your pool is rectangle in shape then: add in your measurements
40′ (length) x 20′ (Wide) x 4.5′ (average depth) x 7.5 (multiplier) = 27,000 Gallons is the Pool Volume
2. Calculating Bather Loads?
According to CPO information, the following calculations are used.
Commercial Pools: Surface Area in Square Feet divided by 24 = maximum bathers.
Commercial Spas: Surface Area in Square Feet divided by 10 = maximum bathers.
Please verify that this information is current or applicable to for your area.
3. Can we Fill our community pools this summer pool season if we are in a drought?
Yes. According to EPD Director Carol Couch and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources release dated Feb. 12, 2008.
4. What about Swim Diapers and Swim Pants?
The use of swim diapers and swim pants may give many parents and pool staff a false sense of security regarding fecal contamination.
Little scientific information exists on how well they are able to keep feces or infection-causing germs from leaking into the pool. Even though diapers or swim pants may hold in some feces, they are not leak proof and can still contaminate the pool water. It is unlikely that swim diapers are able to keep diarrheal stools, the high risk event, from leaking into the pool and no manufacturers claim these products prevent leakage of diarrhea into pools.
Be aware that swim diapers and swim pants are not a solution for a child with diarrhea or a substitute for frequent diaper changing. It is recommended that you change your child often and make frequent trips to the bathroom while swimming.
Pool operators should try and make sure that parents:
1.Understand the importance of NOT swimming when ill with diarrhea.
2.Plan regular diaper changing and frequent (approximately every 30 to 60 minutes) trips to the bathroom that will further reduce the chance of fecal contamination. This can also reduce the amount of urine in the pool.
5. Does chlorine kill these recreational water illnesses ( RWI )?
Chlorine in swimming pools does kill the germs that may make people sick, but it takes time. Chlorine in properly disinfected pools kills most germs that can cause RWIs in less than an hour. Chlorine takes longer to kill some germs such as Crypto, which can survive for days in even a properly disinfected pool. This means that without your help, illness can spread even in well-maintained pools.So Please inform your board and or pool profesional as soon as possible.
6. How do I protect myself and my family in Public Pools?
Healthy Swimming behaviors are needed to protect you and your kids from recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and will help stop germs from getting in the pool in the first place.
Here are six “P-L-E-A-S-E” that promote Healthy Swimming:
1.Please don’t swim when you have diarrhea.
2.Please don’t swallow the pool water.
3.Please practice good hygiene. Take a shower before swimming and wash your hands after
using the bathroom or changing diapers.
4.Please take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often.
5.Please change diapers in a bathroom and not at poolside.
6.Please wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before