Water quality - Bathing water - Swimming Pools
Adur & Worthing Councils conduct water quality testing at various pools within our districts in the interests of public health. The maintenance managers on-site test their pools daily to ensure disinfection levels are correct. The councils test the water for potentially harmful bacteria to provide assurance that the disinfection is working - if it were ever necessary the council would take enforcement action to remedy any failures.
Adur & Worthing Councils test once every month at Wadurs and Splashpoint swimming pools, Henry House hydrotherapy pool and at the spa pool in Worthing Leisure Centre. Samples are taken from the pools and immediately delivered to the Environmental Microbiology Unit at Haywards Heath Hospital for analysis. The results are provided as a coliform count for a given measurement of the sample; therefore the higher the count then the poorer the water quality. If levels of potentially harmful bacteria are found to be too high then it is recommended that disinfection levels are revised and a re-test is conducted.
For the results you should contact the relevant pool owners or operators directly.
For more information about the Wadurs and Splashpoint swimming pools see our sport and leisure centres webpages.
Contact Public Health & Regulation
Public Health & Regulation,
Adur & Worthing Councils,
44 Richmond Road,