Spa-pool systems are increasingly popular and are great to use. But all spas and hot tubs pose a reasonably foreseeable risk as they are a recognised source of diseases caused by infectious agents including the organism that causes Legionnaires’ Disease.
There have been a number of outbreaks linked to spa-pool systems in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes, on cruise ships and in store displays.
Several incidents are reported every year. For example, a hotel swimming pool and spa at Sandown, Isle of Wight, were closed by Environmental Health officials in February, 2020, following the discovery of high levels of legionella bacteria.
In such a case the reputational damage to a business can have serious consequences.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) say spas and hot tubs are a recognised source of diseases caused by infectious agents including the organism that causes Legionnaires’ Disease
Please read the Health and Safety Executive advice here and, if you need to talk it through, we offer a free initial consultation.