This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for equipment and means of pool water treatment utilized in domestic swimming pools.
This standard applies for swimming pools as defined in EN 16582-1 and will be read in conjunction with it.
This standard does not apply to:
- pools for public use covered by EN 15288-1;
- spas for domestic or public use;
- paddling pools according to EN 71-8;
- natural and nature like pools.
NOTE For filtration systems see prEN 16713-1 and for circulation systems see prEN 16713-2.
The purpose of this standard is furthermore to ensure a consistently high quality of pool water in terms of hygiene in order to prevent damage to human health, particularly as a result of pathogens. At the same time, account is also to be taken of the well-being of the bathers (e.g. by minimizing the side effects caused by disinfectants). To this end, requirements are specified for water quality and water treatment.