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  • Chemical Injuries Cause Mishaps, Shutdowns

    Several serious accidents involving chlorine hit public pools this swim season.

  • 50 Swimmers Treated After Chlorine Spill

    Paramedics were called to treat nearly 50 people injured by a chlorine spill at a Black County aquatics facility in the United Kingdom recently.

  • Allergies Attributed to Pool 'Shock'

    A researcher has linked certain water-related skin rashes to an allergy to potassium peroxymonosulfate,…

  • CDC to Release Chemical Handling Guidelines

    Just in time for the summer swim season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidelines for safe handling of potentially hazardous pool chemicals

  • New Research Fuels Concern Over Asthma, Pools

    Several recently published studies are fueling speculation — and concern — about whether chlorine disinfection byproducts are linked to respiratory illnesses, including asthma.

  • New Research Fuels Concern Over Asthma, Pools

    Several recently published studies are fueling speculation — and concern— about whether chlorine disinfection byproducts are linked to respiratory illnesses, including asthma.

  • Ultraviolet Sanitation

    Chlorine has always been the gold standard in pool sanitation, but in the past several years, a supplemental option has entered the mainstream.

  • Chlorine Problems Shut Pools, Injure Patrons

    Pools were shut down and more than 40 swimmers hospitalized recently as the result of chlorine issues at several facilities across North America.

  • Radical Treatment

    Breakpoint chlorination is the established method taught in operator certification courses for removing combined chlorine in recreational water

  • Waterpark Accidents Injure Patrons

    Disaster struck at two separate waterparks recently. In Elmhurst, Ill., 20 patrons were hospitalized following a chlorine leak at the Mayan Adventure Waterpark by Holiday Inn on Jan. 21.