While aquatic venues appear to be similar in design, they are quite distinct in the type of pathogens that they can harbor and spread to the users. The type of pathogens present depend on the population of users and the nature of aqueous system’s parameters (e.g., temperature, salinity, filtration system, and disinfection system). To select the proper disinfection system, it is vital to review reliable sources of information on aquatic disease outbreaks, disinfection systems, and physiological properties of pathogens of concern. Examples of these reliable sources include publications from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), industry leading organizations such as the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), and peer review journals on the implicated pathogens. This bulletin provides a brief overview on disinfections systems that should be considered in various aqueous venues.
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