| (NC)—For those fortunate enough to have a pool in their backyard, regular maintenance can be a hassle. But people using a swimming pool or spa can get sick if the water isn't properly sanitized. Good cleaning reduces the number of microorganisms (like bacteria and viruses) to safe levels and prevents algae growth. Even inflatable and kiddie pools need to be kept clean.|
Health Canada regulates the pool and spa products used to control microorganisms and algae – and from the website, you can download the guide called "Your Swimming Pool and Spa". Go to www.healthcanada.gc.ca/pmra for tips on handling and storing pool and spa chemicals. You can also request a copy by calling the Health Canada's Pest Management Information Service at 1-800-267-6315.