Accidental Faeces Release (AFR) can occur quite frequently and in many cases, such incidents can go undetected. AFR into a swimming pool can however lead to outbreaks of numerous infections that are directly associated with viruses, bacteria, and pathogenic protozoa.
The risk of a pool contaminated with Cryptosporidium is directly related to the organism’s characteristics and the transmission/epidemiology of the disease. Briefly, infective Ocysts are resistant to standard levels of chemicals (as used in pool disinfection).
As a swimming pool owner or manager you’ll no doubt know the safety of patrons and staff is paramount. But it’s not just obvious dangers such as drowning and slips you need to look out for.
Pool sanitation begins with bather supervision and discipline. For the most part, the rules governing good conduct and cleanliness are common‐sense. This however does not detract from their seriousness and or the need for their strict enforcement.