A Critical Review of Publications Relevant to Disinfection and Public Health in Swimming Pools and Spas

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Presenter: Karllee Barton, Product Safety and Government Affairs Chemist, Sigura



Join Karllee Barton for a deep dive into some of the most recent scientific literature relevant to disinfection and public health in swimming pools and spas, as well as a fresh perspective on older publications. This session will review bather load assumptions, antimicrobial-resistant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, formation of Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), and microbiocidal properties of stabilized and unstabilized chlorine.


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the bather load assumptions used in prediction models
  • Examine the prevalence of strains of Pseudomonas that are resistant to antimicrobial chemicals
  • Review data on the microbiocidal properties of stabilized and unstabilized chlorine.


Presenter Bio

Karllee Barton

Karllee Barton is a Product Safety and Government Affairs Chemist with Sigura Water Treatment, a leading global supplier of swimming pool and spa sanitizers and related products. He has a BS in biology from the University of Tennessee. At Sigura, he provides technical assistance on sanitation, water chemistry, and regulatory issues for both internal and external customers. He has technical expertise for a broad range of pool technologies. Karllee is a lifelong aquatics enthusiast and has a passion for training industry professionals about water chemistry, aquatic regulations, and helping people solve problems.


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