Design & Construction

building a pool or water parkThe design and construction of public aquatic facilities plays a vital role in making swimming a healthier and safer activity for millions of Americans. Filtration and halogen (e.g., chlorine or bromine) disinfection post filtration prevent transmission of most infectious pathogens in the water of aquatic venues. Public aquatic facilities also can be designed to minimize the risk of drowning, entrapment, and pool chemical–associated health events. The information on the following pages includes recommendations for aquatic venue designers to consider before construction:

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Page last reviewed: May 4, 2016