Journal Article

Bacteriological and chemical quality of swimming pools water in developing countries: a case study in the West Bank of Palestine

2003
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Abstract
Monitoring was carried out during summer 2000 in all the swimming pools in the West Bank of Palestine. Fifty-eight water samples, collected from 46 swimming pools, were examined for Coliforms and bacterial species including Streptococci, Salmonellae, and Staphylococcus. Salmonellae were isolated in 21 out of 23 samples. All of the examined samples from the swimming pools water were unacceptable according to the Palestinian and WHO standards. Extensive efforts are required to improve the water quality of the swimming pools in the West Bank, mainly public awareness, training of governmental inspectors, operators and owners of the swimming pools, in addition to a strict system for monitoring of the water quality.
Year
2003
Language
English
Date Published
Mar
Volume
13
Pages
17-22
Accession Number
12745344
ISBN Number
0960-3123 (Print)0960-3123 (Linking)
Journal Name
Int J Environ Health Res
Keywords
Developing Countries
Recreation
Swimming Pools
Water Microbiology
Guidelines as Topic
Humans
Middle East
Public Health
Quality Control
Salmonella
isolation & purification
Staphylococcus
Streptococcus