Children to Use the Toilet Before Swimming
To help us maintain great water quality we are asking for your assistance in ensuring you children visit the toilet before entering the pool for play swimming or swim lessons. Non-toilet trained toddlers must wear swimmer nappies & older kids visit the loo and wash properly before swimming.
Parents, before every swim:
- Ask your children “do you need to go to the toilet ?”
- And remind them to “come and tell me if you need to go to the toilet”
Pool Entry Policy
All Children, regardless of age
0 to 2 year old’s (and non toilet trained)
2 years & older
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Every day before you swim, remember to ask your kids:
“Do you need to go to the toilet”
“Come and tell me if you need to go to the toilet”
NSW Health Recommendations
To protect others, don’t swim if:
You have had diarrhoea in the past two weeks, you have cryptosporidiosis or germs like E.coli, shigella and viruses, which are transmitted through the faecal-oral route. They are highly contagious and spread by people accidentally swallowing pool water that has been contaminated. This causes people to be sick with symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and fever.
‘Crypto’ can survive in a swimming pool for weeks thereby infecting swimmers and causing large disease outbreaks. It is therefore vital that swimmers don’t introduce the bug into pools in the first place.
How Exactly Does Crypto Spread?
If a person with Crypto swims in a pool, the water may become contaminated with the germ. Once the water is contaminated, other swimmers can catch the germ by swallowing the pool water.
Can Crypto Only Be Spread In Pools?
No. It can also be spread by touching infected animals, drinking untreated water from rivers and dams and through physical contact.
Children who have Crypto and aren’t toilet-trained can spread the germ fairly easily – particularly if they are in a setting such as a childcare centre.
To avoid this happening:
1. Make sure they use the toilet before entering the pool and wear tight-?tting waterproof pants or swimming nappies at all times.
2. Change nappies regularly – not beside the pool but in the change rooms.
3. After changing the nappy, throw out all the waste and wash your hands thoroughly with soap.
And remember: To help chlorine do its job, the pool must be kept clean – which means you must be clean when you go into the pool.
In other words – the less dirt, grime,oil and urine that gets into the pool, the better.
About Our Disinfection And Filtration Systems
What do you use to disinfect the pool’s?
Our pool’s use a combination of Chlorine and UV Sterilization for disinfection along with C02 for pH control.
The chemicals are automatically monitored and adjusted with our staff taking regular manual readings several times each day.
We also conduct regular “super-chlorination” of the pools overnight.
What type of filtration do you use?
The three indoor pool filters use “Zelbrite” filtration media. This media outperforms both sand and DE and is able to remove particles as small as 2-3 microns.
Filtration is continuous, 24 hours, 7 days.
Do you have Bacteriological testing?
Yes, we have an independent laboratory test the pool’s each month according to the NSW Ministry of Health Guidelines.
Do you superchlorinate the water?
Yes. Superchlorination is the process of running the pools at 10x the normal chlorine levels for several hours. We do this overnight on a regular basis to ensure we exceed the health departments minimum recommendations.