Recreational Waters

Recreational Water PowerPoint

Chuck Lichon, R.S., M.P.H., Deputy Health Officer at District Health Department #2 in Michigan, developed a Children’s Environmental Health Power Point Program with the financial assistance of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI.  The Power Points are approximately 25-35 minutes in length, allowing for a presentation to be made during one classroom setting, or to be used for a community presentation, allowing time for Q & A.  Some of the topics include: Sunwise, Body Art, Household Hazardous Waste, Meth, Recreational Water, and more.

Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook

National Swimming Pool Foundation® (2014)
This fundamental training and reference manual is for professionals who help protect those who use aquatic venues, including operators, health officials, service technicians, retailers, property managers, and manufacturers. Industry leaders recognize it as the single most important resource for the recreational water industry.

This handbook

Swimming Pool Regulations: Both Sides of the Cyanuric Acid Stabilizer Debate

The Model Aquatic Health Code is published, but many in industry and public health think that the code did not set the correct limits for cyanuric acid. Some believe it is too restrictive and others believe it is not restrictive enough. This presentation is intended to provide you with the information you need to join the debate in the Conference of the Model Aquatic Health Code to help provide reasonable limits for cyanuric acid that are protective of public health.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Ozone Secondary Disinfection for Public Swimming Venues Health Regulator Reference Guide

Swimming is the second most popular sport in the United States. It is estimated that there are 360,000 public pools in the U.S. where public health must be protected. This session will discuss ozone system sizing, component details, and design parameters, in conjunction with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), for four categories of swimming venues. Evaluate and determine if and when ozone is an appropriate choice for providing a safe and healthy swimming environment.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Geared Towards Compliance: Using Evidence-informed Strategies to Train Pool and Spa Operators

Are you facing regulatory compliance issues at your recreational water facilities? How can public health work with operators to increase compliance? The relationship between public health departments and facility operators is multidimensional, but from any angle, it is directly related, and essential to patron health and safety. An evidence-informed regulatory training program that addresses operator needs and learning styles has been developed. Find out how engaging facility operators helped create an encouraging environment that helps make facilities safer.

Developing a Drowning Prevention Awareness Program that Works for You

Florida Department of Health – Brevard County is offering this brief presentation to help guide your goal of reducing drowning incidents in your area by developing a successful drowning prevention awareness program. This presentation will assist how to find ways to fund your program with grant writing, development of partnerships, and the importance of public outreach.


Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC