Pool Water Quality Standard
Standards New Zealand has published a revised Standard for Pool Water Quality NZS 5826:2010.
NZS 5826 provides guidance for pool owners and pool managers to check water quality measurements and maintain water quality, to safeguard the health of pool users. NZS 5826 is an important public health Standard and the 2010 edition has been substantially updated to include a new approach based on risk management principles and to reflect current knowledge, technology, and processes. Although new to this Standard, risk assessment is not intended to be an onerous task, but an opportunity to improve the effective management of pool water quality for all pool operators and pool users.
NZS 5826 covers methods of water treatment and safe handling of swimming pool chemicals for fresh water and seawater swimming and spa pools, and geothermal pools, during use. It also requires all public pools to have 'risk management plans' in place to ensure that swimming pools are operated as safely as possible. NZS Compliance with NZS 5826 is a PoolSafe requirement (NZS 5826 is cited in the Public Health Bill 2007).
You can order NZS5826:2010 by calling Standards NZ on 0800 782 632 during business hours.