Hygiene requirements for recreational water (Coastal and freshwater, swimming pools and spas):
Recreational water may contribute to the transmission of infectious diseases. This is particularly true if the infectious dose of the pathogen necessary for contracting disease is low. The risk of infection decreases if recreational water is of good quality.
In swimming pools this may be achieved by water treatment and disinfection. The hygienic risk associated with bathing may be minimised if all current hygiene requirements are complied with and good technical practice is observed.