August 2017: Water Quality Month
As you know, August is Water Quality Month. August is the warmest month of summer in most years, and the time when swimmers head to their local pools and water parks for the last weeks of summer fun. Because of the influx in swimmers, Crypto outbreaks are reported more often in August, and water quality becomes the focal point of aquatic facility operators and industry news.
NSPF's Facebook and Twitter pages have been sharing tips to help keep water properly disinfected and safer while informing the public about Cryptosporidium. In addition, NSPF has compiled a list of resources to equip you to prevent and manage a Crypto outbreak. Access all the information compiled to help you keep your pools and spas Crypto-proof through summer and beyond here.
- New FREE Continuing Education from Medscape and MMWR: Identifying Cryptosporidium in Recreational Water (News)
- Survey: 1 in 4 Adults Would Swim with Diarrhea (News)
- Preventing Pee in the Pool (News)
- Ozone vs. Cryptosporidum: Fighting a Wave of Outbreaks
- Crypto Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) (PDF)
- Crypto Outbreak Collection (PDF) - A compilation of articles and factsheets relating to cryptosporidiosis outbreaks
- Hyperchlorination to kill Cryptosporidium (PDF)
- What are RWIs?
- Twelve Steps for Prevention of Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) (PDF)
- Recreational Water Illness Brochure (PDF) (Spanish Version available here) (PDF)
- Prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia intestinalis in Swimming Pools, Atlanta, Georgia (Podcast available here)
- Prevention & Control Measures for Outbreaks at Childcare Facilities (PDF)
- CDC Posters
- CDC FAQ
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation Healthy Swimming (Webpage)
- "Crypto", Protection Against RWIs
- "Crypto", Facts for People Living with Compromised Immune Systems
- "Crypto" Outbreak, Prevention at Childcare Settings
- Six "P-L-E-As" for Healthy Swimming