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AS 3633-1989

[Pending Revision]

Private swimming pools — Water quality

Sets out requirements for private swimming pools for achieving and maintaining sanitary water conditions for the protection of bather's health and comfort, ensuring the aesthetic appeal of the water and protecting the pool, its fittings and its accessories.
Published: 15/12/1989
Pages: 36
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Table of contents
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1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Related documents
1.4 Definitions
2 Filtration systems
2.1 Filtration system variables
2.2 Minimum turnover rate
3 Chemical and sanitizer concentrations
3.1 Chemical concentration requirements
3.2 Sanitizer concentration requirements
4 Storage and handling of chemicals
4.1 General
4.2 Precautions
4.3 Disposal of unwanted pool chemicals
4.4 First aid
5 Dosing
5.1 General
5.2 Continuous dosing
5.3 Intermittent dosing
6 Testing
6.1 Test equipment
6.1.1 Test kit using ortho-tolidine (O-T) reagent
6.1.2 Chemical test kits
6.1.3 Dip stick test kit
6.1.4 Other test equipment
6.2 Tests
6.2.1 General
6.2.2 Sampling
6.2.3 pH
6.2.4 Total alkalinity
6.2.5 Calcium hardness
6.2.6 Salt (sodium chloride)
6.2.7 Total dissolved solids
6.2.8 Chlorine, free, total, and combined
6.2.9 Isocyanuric acid
6.2.10 Bromine
6.2.11 Polyhexamethylene biguanide
6.2.12 Hydrogen peroxide
7 Types of treatments
7.1 Water sanitizing products
7.2 Algicide products
7.3 Supplementary pool chemicals
8 Procedures for initial preparation and on going maintenance of pool water
8.1 Pool materials and design, and initial preparation of pool water for use (pool start-up)
8.2 Routine pool water maintenance
8.2.1 Daily
8.2.2 Weekly
8.2.3 Fortnightly
8.2.4 Monthly
8.2.5 Non-use over short period
8.2.6 Preparation after short period of non-use
8.2.7 Non-use over long period
8.2.8 Preparation after long period of non-use
8.3 Emptying pool
8.3.1 General
8.3.2 Inground pools
Appendix A
A.1 Sources of pollution
A.2 Perspiration
A.3 Urine
A.4 Organic nitrogen
A.5 Bacteria
A.6 Viruses
A.7 Amoebae
A.8 Algae
A.9 Corrosion
A.10 Total dissolved solids (TDS)
Appendix B
B.1 Water sanitizing products
B.1.1 General
B.1.2 Chlorination
B.1.2.1 Calcium hypochlorite
B.1.2.2 Sodium hypochlorite
B.1.2.3 Stabilized chlorine
B.1.2.4 Electrolytic chlorine generator (salt chlorinator)
B.1.3 Polyhexamethylene biguanide and hydrogen peroxide system
B.1.4 Bromine
B.1.5 Ozone generators
B.1.6 Ionic water purifiers (Copper-silver electrolysis)
B.1.7 Chlorine gas
B.2 Algicide products
B.2.1 General
B.2.2 Quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats)
B.2.3 Polymeric cationic compounds
B.2.4 Sodiumperborate tetrahydrate
B.2.5 Copper-based compounds
B.3 Stabilizer
B.4 Supplementary pool chemicals
B.4.1 Dry acid (sodium bisulphate)
B.4.2 Hydrochloric acid
B.4.3 Sodium bicarbonate
B.4.4 Soda ash (sodium carbonate anhydrous)
B.4.5 Potassium monopersulphate
B.4.6 Sodium thiosulphate
B.4.7 Aluminium sulfate
B.4.8 Polymeric flocculants
B.4.9 Nitric acid
B.4.10 Sulphuric acid
B.4.11 Sulphamic acid
B.4.12 Sodium metabisulphite
Appendix C
C.1 General
C.2 Taylor Watergram
C.3 Procedure
C.4 Example
Appendix D
Appendix E
E.1 Purpose of breakpoint chlorination
E.2 General
E.3 Chloramine reactions
Appendix F
F.1 General
F.2 Bromamines
Appendix G
Cited references in this standard
Guide to swimming pool safety
Use of reinforced concrete for small swimming pools
Spa pools, Part 2: Private spas
Spa pools, Part 1: Public spas
Contract for the supply and construction of a swimming pool
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