Fecal Removal and Treatment Guidelines

FECAL, VOMIT or BLOOD CONTAMINATION PROCEDURES
SOLID STOOL, VOMIT or BLOOD *For Solid Stool, If removed without breaking it apart. If broken apart follow loose stool procedures.

1. Close pool and remove all swimmers from affected pool or spa.

2. Remove fecal matter and dispose directly into sanitary sewer (toilet). Do not throw fecal matter into trash cans. If no sanitary sewer available please use plastic trash bag and bring waste back to shop for proper disposal.

3. Clean and disinfect with chlorine any piece of equipment used.

4. Check pH and make sure it is 7.5 or below and that the temperature is at 77 degrees or higher.

5. Make sure that the filtration system is on for 24 hours.

6. Check pool free chlorine level. Make sure that the level is at 3.0 ppm or higher. If below 3.0 ppm add the correct amount of chlorine to raise level.

7. Vacuum affected.

8. If the materials is solid fecal stool or vomit, maintain pool at 3.0 ppm for at least 30 minutes.

9. After 30 minutes, Backwash Sand or DE filter. *FILTER MUST BACKWASH TO WASTE. Do not backwash if water is returned to the pool. Contact office if water during backwash is returned to the pool.

10. Cartridge filters: Replace filter cartridge.

11. Reopen pool after the 25 minute time frame and recheck Chlorine and pH levels to make sure they are within range to allow swimmers back into the water.

DIARRHEAL OR LOOSE STOOL

1. Close pool and remove all swimmers from pool and pool area.

2. Remove fecal matter (if possible) and dispose directly into sanitary sewer. Do not throw fecal matter into trash cans. If no sanitary sewer available please use plastic trash bag and bring waste back to shop for proper disposal.

3. Clean and disinfect with chlorine any piece of equipment used.

4. Check pH and make sure it is 7.5 or below and that the temperature is at 77 degrees or higher.

5. If no CA: Raise the free chlorine level to 20 ppm for at least 12.75 hours.

6. With CA: Lower pH to 6.5 and raise free chlorine to 40 ppm and maintain that level for at least 30 hours.

7. To calculate how much to add to raise free chlorine to 40 ppm. Adjustment________ (example if pool is at 5.0 ppm you want the adjustment to be 35 ppm) Pool gallons________ (length x width x avg. depth x 7.5 = gallons). Or call office for info.13 x Adjustment________ x (Pool gallons_______ ÷10,000) ___________ = Amount to add in oz. _________ Example: 13 x Adjustment 35 x (Pool gallons 20,000 ÷10,000) 2 = Amount to add in oz. 910 13 x 35 x 2 = 910 oz. To convert to gallons: 910 ÷ 128 = 7 gallons

8. Vacuum affected pool.

9. After 30 hours, Backwash Sand or DE filter. *FILTER MUST BACKWASH TO WASTE. Do not backwash if water is returned to the pool. Contact office if water during backwash is returned to the pool.

10. Cartridge filters: Replace filter cartridge.

11. Chain and lock up all gates to prevent entry.

12. Reopen pool after the 30 hours.

13. Before reopening check Chlorine and pH levels to make sure they are within range. DO NOT OPEN until chlorine levels are back within range. 2.0 ppm – 10 ppm

14. Use Thiotrine to lower chlorine level if necessary. 15. Free chlorine level must be below 10ppm before opening pool.