Morriswood Pool is a commercial Pool, its filtration system has been designed to run at high levels with three deep bed 1200mm sand filters and an Ultra violet light sanitization system. The filters turn over 54,000 litres of water an hour! The whole Pool takes approximately 1 hour to filter to the whole pool. Thus ensuring excellent water clarity.
The Maximum DESIGN Bathing Load is the number of bathers per Hour that the circulation and filtration equipment can successfully support without losing water quality. This means that the pool water will not begin to get cloudy through excessive dirt and debris, and the Free Chlorine level and pH value will remain within acceptable limits throughout the entire pool.
The Maximum DESIGN Bather Load = Pool Circulation Rate (in cubic metres per hour) divided by 1.7
Morriswood filters normally run at 54 cubic metres an hour during opening hours , thus giving a recommended continuous usage rate of 32 users per hour. So Morriswood pool filtration system should be able to cope with up to 384 swimmers in a ten-hour day.
Water quality monitored 24 hours a day by computer
The Kuntze Neon Pool Controller provides the us with clear, concise, control of the PH and Chlorine levels. The Ph and Chlorine levels are checked manually by hand at least four times a day to ensure the computer is working correctly but in practise the computerised controller sends at alert to our mobile phones. A third party also is paid to monitor this system 24 hours a day so the instant we have any issues with the pool the owners and staff are made aware.
Due to the size of parking and Changing Rooms at Morriswood, we restrict class sizes to eight people plus one instructor, thus the pool is normally only running at 50% of theoretical recommended maximum usage levels per hour.
Whilst Morriswood has commercial grade filtration equipment, Morriswood also has a supplemental sanitizer system using ultra violet light .
Over the years chemical disinfection has been used within the swimming pool environments, but with changing technology other safer disinfections are starting to take the top place. UV disinfection is much safer for both people swimming and the environment. into the environment. The UV light disables the bacteria that is found within the water and neutralises it so it cannot infect and harm people.
UV light is a natural source of light and does not create any harmful waste, it allows us to run Chrloine levels lower that other pools, thus its kinder to customers skin.
Health and Safety
A third party (Beacon water) inspect the water quality at Morriswood twice a month using hospital microbiology labs. Our reading for bacteria growth are always zero.
Morriswood Pool is surrounded Nonslip tiles
The water quality we have covered in the filtration section however to comply with duty of care both the Swimming Pool owners and Swimming Teachers are required to test PH levels and Chorine levels and to perform a visual inspection to ensure that filter equipment and sanitization systems are functioning correctly. Records are kept confirming PH and Chlorine are correct each day. A written record is also kept of how often the pool filters are back washed and any additional corrective action that is taken such a regular shock treatment.
Morriswood has clear signage to conform with basic health and safety regulations. These indicate that Pool users must refrain from running and diving and mark the Shallow end, Deep end and depth markers at regular intervals. Fire exit signage and emergency exit signage is also in place.
The swimming pool has a ridged safety cover in place when water is not in use, Swimming Pool Instructors are required to remove this just before lessons start and replace this cover before they leave the pool area. The Safety Cover is designed to French law as no UK law exists on the usage of Pool Covers, this should help prevent toddlers or infants from drowning as theoretically if a small child was to fall onto the Pool Cover they should be able to crawl off of it to the safety of the side.
Morriswood Pool is fitted with emergency lighting that complies with current legal legislation.
Toilet and Changing Room doors are fitted with locks that can be opened from the outside with a coin should children lock themselves in.
A First Aid box is located in the Swimming Pool area and Instructors are required by law to complete regular First Aid courses.
All Swimming Instructors are required to have they own liability insurance and a copy of this is required for our files each year.
A full health and safety risk assessment of Morriswood pool has been completed and action taken to try to prevent or minimise any risks.
Action taken to improve health and safety at Morriswood pool includes:
- Installation of non slip tiles around the pool.
- Clear signage indicating No Running and No Diving.
- Swimmers are warned of a trip hazard caused by the Swimming Pool cover rail.
- Fire Exit signage installed
- Emergency lighting installed
- Our Plant Room is kept locked and signage on the Plant Room door indicates no unauthorized access.
- Swimming Pool rules of usage are emailed/given to all persons using the pool and parents are asked to sign a disclaimer/agreement indicating that they have read and understood the pool usage rules.
Morriswood Owners have Public and Property liability insurance, however liability for safety once in the Swimming Pool passes onto the Swim Schools and individual Swim Teachers. Morriswood Owners insist on checking the Insurance of all Swim Schools that use the Pool and keep on file the insurance details of all Swimming Teachers.
Detailed specification of Morris wood Pool. 12m x 5m pool at 60,000 litres.
3 x Certikin Alpine Plus Deep Bed Laminated Polyester Filters 1200mm sand bed depth
2 x Pentair WhisperFlo IntelliFlo 2 WFL-VSF variable speed pool pumps running up to 62cmb an hour. (however, we run at 54cbm at hour to ensure that filters achieve 17cmb per hour each medium rate filtration).
4 x Certikin Super skimmers 54mm/ 2inch pipe works
2 x 120mm/ 4 inch Commercial sumps.
7 x 54mm floor returns. ( run in 90mm pipes)
1 x The Kuntze Neon Pool automatic Controller with cloud connect
1 x ATG/Evoqia Wafer UV system
1 x Flocculant dosing system using PAC.
Commercial contacts are in place with Beacon Water for twice monthly Microbiology readings