Public swimming pools are prevalent during the summer, especially in interior and mountain areas. All these places have a changing room or refreshment area that allows visitors to change their clothes before and after entering the premises.
Next, we will explain it how changing rooms in public swimming pools should be cleaned and sanitized, especially considering current requirements because of COVID-19.
- 1. Why is locker room cleaning necessary?
- 2 How to disinfect and clean the changing rooms of a municipal swimming pool?
- 2.1 Do you have more questions about this topic? Contact Mega service and request a quote for cleaning!
Why is locker room cleaning necessary?
Changing rooms is one place where correct cleaning is most essential and necessary. You think that in these spaces; the humidity is always very high because of the showers and toilets. In addition, people go to shower and wash, leaving a lot of bacteria and dirt.
Considering these conditions, if the changing rooms are not kept clean and disinfected, viruses, bacteria, and pathogens will roam freely with no problem. And all this is even more worrying if you have COVID-19 in mind.
For this reason, it is not surprising that even the Department of Health has carried out a very specific and detailed document on the guidelines and steps that must be followed to sanitize these rooms and spaces properly.
How do disinfect and clean the changing rooms of a municipal swimming pool?
To keep swimming pool changing rooms properly clean, we must follow the following guidelines:
- Bathrooms and showers, separate: the bathroom areas and toilets must be separated. This will prevent cross-contamination and users from getting mixed up in areas.
- Keep the area ventilated: especially if it is an interior locker room, the space must be constantly ventilated. The walls must have windows that must be opened to avoid excessive accumulation of humidity and to facilitate the renewal of the environment.
- Clean daily–Floors should be cleaned with bleach twice a day or more, depending on the number of people in the locker room. The most advisable thing is to do it during the morning, at noon, and at night since they are the moments in which there will be a less volume of people.
- Clean toilets and showers daily: this point would be the same as the previous one, with the difference that we must carry cleaning out not only with bleach but also with other disinfectant products.
- Sloping floor and drains: this must be a work requirement and, in principle, all changing rooms must comply with it. The floor must have a 3% slope and drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating, causing falls and infections.
Likewise, the entrance to the changing rooms and to the showers or toilets must always be with flip-flops or pool shoes. Users can never go barefoot, as there is a risk of catching bacteria. Do you have more questions about this topic? Contact Us at SCS Group Integrated Services and request a quote for cleaning!