Many Atlanta Pools Fail the Clean Test

Posted on: September 9th, 2015 by

After a hot summer day, nothing is better than a dip in the pool to get you feeling cool and clean. But what if the pool is not so clean? Such is the case for an unfortunate number of swimming pools across the nation, and the Atlanta area is no exception. Many pools fail the clean test, are too dirty to pass their inspections and must be closed, and those that go un-inspected can carry waterborne diseases. Pool owners and users must be very careful and to keep up private and commercial pool maintenance—and there’s no one better to help than Allen Pool Service.

What are the facts on pool cleanliness? Not good, a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows. Nationally, about one in eight pool inspections prove unsatisfactory and lead to pool closures. In the Atlanta area it’s even worse, closer to one in five. At the same time, there are many pools who have consistently failed these inspections and never been shut down. Even pools that inspectors have found downright gross—such as one with frogs living in it, another with a dead rabbit—have been deemed “satisfactory” and remained open.

The inconsistency of this health code enforcement only makes pool owners more responsible for the cleanliness of their own pools. The stakes are high: swimmers in improperly treated pools can sustain chemical burns, rashes, and waterborne diseases like giardia and cryptosporidium, or crypto, which can cause weeks of gastric distress. Multiple pool-related outbreaks took place in the Atlanta area last year alone, including one in DeKalb, where 63 people were sickened. Commercial pools, especially those at hotels and apartment buildings, are the most often afflicted, since those employed to oversee the pools often have many other responsibilities.

The smartest choice for businesses and individuals is to leave commercial pool maintenance in the hands of the experts. The Allen Pool Service team will keep your pool and your establishment’s reputation clean and safe. Make the right choice for your guests’ sake and contact Allen Pool Service. Call the experts at (770) 451-1621 or contact us online.

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