Pool of Knowledge Banner
June 2013
Volume 3, Issue 2

Recreational Health Industry Roundtable

Industry Roundtable On May 7, 2013, the Division of Environmental Health Services held the inaugural Recreational Health Industry Roundtable for public pool/spa operators. We had 73 operators from 43 different facilities in attendance, so we were very excited about the turn-out. We will hold these roundtables every spring before the pool season starts.

If you would like to download the PowerPoint presentations from the Industry Roundtable, please click here.

horizontal bar

Free Pool Kit

Kids in the pool Healthypools.org is offering free pool kits! Properly maintaining your pool/spa helps to prevent waterborne illnesses. Click here to order your free pool kit. After you have measured the pH and free chlorine levels of your pool water, you have the option to submit the readings to healthypools.org to see how your pool compares with others across the United States.

horizontal bar

Free Pool Safely Materials

Pool Safely Did you know you can order FREE materials from the national Pool Safely campaign? You can get brochures, fans, fact sheets, door hangers, Water Watcher cards and lanyards, mini pool balls, posters and more at no cost! Download the order form at http://www.poolsafely.gov/wp-content/uploads/orderform.pdf - and then email your completed form to poolsafely@cpsc.gov to receive your free educational materials.

horizontal bar

New Inspection Scoring System

New Inspection Scoring System Have you noticed our new-and-improved inspection reports? A new scoring system for public pool/spa inspections in San Bernardino County went into effect on May 1, 2013. This new scoring system offers a number of benefits to both operators and the general public. The official inspection report format is more user-friendly for operators. The new scoring system reduces the number of violations into fewer categories (i.e. 8 former skimmer violations were reduced into 1 single violation). The scoring system is risk-based to help prevent injuries and drowning incidents, as well as waterborne illnesses (i.e. Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Shigella, E. coli, Norovirus, etc.). Additionally, the scoring system allows operators to monitor progress from inspection to inspection by providing them with helpful numerical data.

For more information about our new system, please view the PowerPoint presentation from our Industry Roundtable.

horizontal bar
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Amanda Gaspard, Health Education Specialist,
at 800-442-2283 or Amanda.Gaspard@dph.sbcounty.gov.

footer image