What to do when you find poop in the pool – Faecal Incident Response – Recommendations for Pool Staff
These recommendations are for responding to faecal incidents in chlorinated recreational water venues.
Improper handling of chlorine-based disinfectants can cause injury. Follow proper occupational health and safety requirements when following these recommendations.
Pool Closures: Faecal incidents are a concern and an inconvenience to both pool operators and patrons. Pool operators should carefully explain to patrons why the pool needs to be closed in response to a faecal incident. Understanding that pool closure is necessary for proper disinfection and protection of the health and safety of swimmers is likely to promote support rather than frustration.