335 - Why Chlorine Doesn’t Cut It: Secondary Sanitizers Risk vs. Reward

Thursday, September 28
8:00 AM–9:15 AM

Location: Room 224

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Aquatics
Session Type: Education Session
NRPA Three Pillars: Health & Wellness

Aquatics facilities are installing secondary sanitizers to reduce risk and protect swimmers. Cryptosporidium outbreaks can result in hundreds falling ill, cause pools to shut down, and lead to multi-million dollar lawsuits. Today, the CDC recommends commercial pools add a secondary sanitizer. This session will explore secondary sanitation, including history, development and progression of technology, development of policies and regulations, and risk vs. reward for aquatics facilities today.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Understand why secondary sanitation is needed to reduce risk for swimmers and facilities, and why chlorine on its own isn’t adequate.
Understand the history and progression of secondary sanitation, including policy, technology and the increase in Crypto outbreaks.
Be able to generate organizational leadership support for secondary sanitation and have a checklist for selecting a solution.