Automated hydrotherapy pool water treatment system.


Journal Article

An automated hydrotherapy water treatment system was described that controls chemical pumps that maintain the pool's water pH and chlorine levels at the designated set points, regardless of the bather load. This system consists of sensing electrodes, a controller, and positive displacement pumps. Because outbreaks of waterborne infections have never been reported in facilities in which the pool water has been continuously maintained at pH 7.2 to 7.8 with a free available chlorine level of at least 1.0 ppm, we recommend that this type of water treatment system be installed in all public pools.

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Cited Authors

  • Devlin, PM; Hwang, JC; Winchell, CJ; Day, SG; Zura, RD; Edlich, RF

Published Date

  • January 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 74 - 78

PubMed ID

  • 2921262

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2921262

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-8481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004630-198901000-00011


  • eng