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Background and Aims: swimming pool is one of the most attractive and popular sports centers for people. Pools hygiene to protect the swimmers’ health has aspecial importance whereas neglecting the health rules and standards can lead to various diseases. This study aimed to investigate the microbial contamination and disinfection methods in the Sabzevar- Jovein swimming pools.
Materials and Method:This is adescriptive cross-sectionalstudyto assess themicrobialsituationanddisinfection methodes inSabzevar and Jovin pools 127 samples out of 7 pools were collected (6 pools in Sabzevarand1pool in Jovein) over a12 months period. Studied parametersincludedbacteriaE.Coli,totalcoliformheterotrophicplatecounted(HPC)as well asresidual chlorine, pH, and temperature.The resultswere compared with the standards implying the spss software and the data analysis were commited based on the Pearson and Spearmancorrelation coefficient.
Results: According the results of this study the PH,chlorine residual, E.Coli, totalcoliformandheterotrophicbacteria, were respectively, 16/40, 12/55, 29/6, 90/18, 95/40% each of whichexceeded the standards.
Conclusion: In general, swimming pools in Sabzevar showed the average condition in terms of hygiene status while swimming pool in Joveinwas in a suitable condition. Accordingly, thenecessary measures for a proper sterilizationshould be consideredin these places. Moreover,the users instruction, especially bathing before entering the water which plays an important role in preventing staphylococcal infection, should be emphasized.