Violations Identified from Routine Swimming Pool Inspections -- Selected States and Counties, United States, 2008

May 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/21/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 19, p582
The article discusses the violations identified from routine swimming pool inspections. It states that pools are inspected to ensure proper operations as well as to minimize the risk for recreational water illness (RWI) including gastroenteritis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inspects compliance based on jurisdictional criteria. According to the article, 12.1% of inspections made showed violations such as unapproved water test kit used, no valid pool license and lack of operator training documentation.


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