More stories about Chemicals

  • 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.

  • Breaking Point

    The practice of overapplying chlorine is a serious problem that is leading to negative media coverage for the aquatics industry.

  • Rise in Eye Infections Linked to Swimming Pools

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate to reduce the amount of chemicals used to sanitize public water, including pools, may be the cause behind a recent increase in a rare eye infection among contact lens users, especially swimmers.

  • Put it to the Test

    You may think you’re using the most accurate water-test kit available, but it still can read incorrectly or differently than expected.