www.co.hunterdon.nj.us | Department of Health | 2010 Public Information & Notices
Dated 02/19/2010

HUNTERDON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
908-788-1351
For more information contact Carl Rachel, Public/Media Relations & Strategic Communications

PUBLIC POOLS OPEN WITH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT APPROVAL

Before the first spouting cannonball of the summer, a lot of work will have occurred leading up to that opening splash. Making sure that public bathing facilities are safe and meet rigorous standards, field inspectors from the Hunterdon County Department of Health traverse the county to examine 50 outdoor recreational pools gearing up for a long, hot summer.

During the year, the health department also inspects nine indoor facilities. County health specialists advise pool operators about maintaining water chemistry that meets New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services guidelines; making certain that electrical, bonding and grounding systems are safe; and ensuring that life saving equipment is readily accessible and in good working order. Inspectors also want to see anti-entrapment drain covers and that at least one additional level of entrapment protection is in place.

In photo, Dan Wyckoff, registered environmental health specialist, tests and approves the pH balance at the Flemington-Raritan Community Pool scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend.

 

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www.co.hunterdon.nj.us | Department of Health | 2010 Public Information & Notices