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The Prodestur laboratory controls and guarantees the water quality of 40 public pools

The Prodestur laboratory controls and guarantees the water quality of 40 public pools

That the municipal recreational swimming pools comply with the different aspects of chlorination, sanitation and hygiene of the water quality and the air of the municipal swimming pools is the task entrusted to the Prodestur laboratory of the Provincial by 39 localities of the province of the 70 that have this type of facilities and the Juan Bravo Tennis Club. The provincial body carries out an important task so that the town councils, as owners, comply with the obligations derived from the application of the Royal Decree 742 / 2013, which establishes the technical-sanitary criteria of the water and air quality of the enclosures.
The body of the Diputación is in charge of the health management of the swimming pools of Abades, Aguilafuente, Ayllón, Bernardos, Boceguillas, Cabezuela, Cantalejo, Cantimpalos, Carbonero El Mayor, Cerezo De Abajo, Tennis Club Juan Bravo, Escalona Del Prado, Fuenterrebollo , Fuentesauco De Fuentidueña, Frumales, Hontalbilla, Hontanares de Eresma, Juarros de Voltoya, Lastras de Cuéllar, Martín Muñoz de las Posadas, Marazoleja, Mozoncillo, Muñopedro, Muñoveros, Navalmanzano; Navas de Oro, Navas de San Antonio, Nieva, Olombrada, Pedraza, Prádena, Sacramenia, Samboal, Sanchonuño, Sangarcía, Torrecaballeros, Turégano, Vallelado, Veganzones and Vegas de Matute.
According to the established agreements, the Prodestur laboratory is responsible for making the samples and corresponding analyzes required in the royal decree; introduce the results of the annual checks carried out on the quality of the water and air of the swimming pools in the Swimming Pool Information System (SILOÉ) and the elaboration, updating and maintenance of the Pool Self-Control Protocol.
It must also provide municipalities with the general and permanent information that is necessary for the monitoring of the service entrusted and, in particular, send the results of the analytics object of the agreement to the owner of the pool. They must also send any study or technical report that is prepared ex officio or requested by the owner of the pool in relation to the provision of the service; communicate immediately to the owner of the pool any incident that occurs in the service entrusted and ensure at all times for compliance with health and environmental regulations that are applicable to the provision of the service object that is offered.
The sampling frequency and the analysis classes according to the provisions of the Royal Decree 742 / 2013 are two: an initial analysis carried out at least in those vessels in which the supply water does not come from the distribution network public. In this case parameters such as pH, temperature, transparency, turbidity, residual free chlorine, residual combined chlorine, and the presence of Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are controlled. This has been done during the fortnight before the opening of the pool.
The other type is a monthly periodic analysis that aims to know the water compliance of each vessel for the control of the mentioned parameters, which in the case of the heated pools are added the control of relative humidity, room temperature and CO2.
In addition, appropriate complementary sampling is carried out to safeguard the health of pool users, when incidents or breaches occur.