Response to a Fecal or Other Body Fluid Accident in a Pool/Spa
Body Fluid Spill on Pool/Spa Surfaces
Another health hazard that people do not think about when dealing with pools or spas is a body fluid spill on pool surfaces (i.e. decks, stairs, furniture, etc.). If this occurs it is equally important to reduce exposure to the swimmers as if the accident occurred within the pool/spa waters.
The best way to protect the swimmers from exposure is to follow these basic procedures developed be the CDC:
Bleach Disinfecting Solution
9 parts cool water
1 part household bleach
Add the bleach to the water and gently mix the solution.
These procedures are outlined on a Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces (pdf) fact sheet developed by the CDC.
Clayton County Board of
Office of Environmental Health Services
685 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: (678) 610-7469 Fax: (770) 603-4874