March 27, 2020
This webinar is meant to get you thinking about how you're going to reopen your swimming pool once you hear the word "GO!" Expectations will be high, timelines will be short, are you ready?
Brent has 20 years of aquatic experience, starting as a lifeguard/instructor and eventually finding his passion in the mechanical room. For the past 13 years at Automated Aquatics Canada Ltd., Brent’s helped pool operators optimize their water quality. Brent was recently appointed to the Filtration & Circulation Committee for the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC).
The COVID-19 Pandemic has helped Brent spend more time at home developing his craft skills under the supervision of his toddlers, specializing in finger painting & googly eye paper monsters.
00:00 early start with Katie Crysdale
1:33:30 Q & A
Is It Ok to Pee in the Pool? (video)
How combined chlorine (CC) and chloramines form from contaminants like pee (urea).
COVID survival rates on surfaces, including Stainless Steel (New England Journal of Medicine)
Maintaining Public Aquatic Facilities (Pool & Hot Tub Alliance)
Chloramines: Safe Work Practices (WorkSafe B.C.)
Clarification re: retaining water without circulation:
- Add unstabilized chlorine to achieve FAC of 20 ppm (pH maintained during the chlorine increase) and allow circulation to run for 1 turnover before shutting down.
- Run filter circulation system and feature pumps at least one turnover per week to reduce stagnation.
- Sample chlorine/pH during this time. N.B. High chlorine DPD/phenol red interference in effective colorimetric testing and adjust accordingly.
- Shock chlorinate to 20 ppm again when FAC drops below 3 ppm.
Brent Miller would like to gratefully acknowledge the work of the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) in the development of this webinar session.
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