Guidance

Legionnaires' disease: controlling the risk of infection from spa pools

Spa pools that aren't managed well can cause infections. They are a source of Legionnaires' disease and are subject to health and safety laws to ensure spa pools remain safe.

Documents

Management of spa pools: controlling the risks of infection

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Management of spa pools: guidance on the control of infectious agents

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Detail

This guidance was produced by the Health and Safety Executive and the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) to increase understanding of the microbiological risks associated with using a spa pool or whirlpool bath, and to give advice on some of the control measures that can be used to manage these risks effectively.