SINTEF Norlab conducts a wide range of chemical analyses related to environmental investigations and quality control of raw materials and products. From well-equipped, modern laboratories, we deliver inorganic and organic analyses for industrial customers and research organizations. We also provide customized testing.
SINTEF Norlab delivers customised outsourced laboratory solutions to a number of industrial companies.
The Norwegian regulations relating to water parks, public pools and saunas are set down in Regulations for public pools in Norway.
The Norwegian regulations relating to water parks, public pools and saunas are set down in Regulations for public pools in Norway. Read at Lovdata (in Norwegian).
Before starting to collect samples, you are advised to contact our laboratories for guidance on sampling and to request sample bottles.
The pool water must be hygienically satisfactory. The water must be clear, colourless, and inviting for bathers. It must be possible to see the bottom of the pool in all areas.
For pools, water quality parameter analyses must be conducted at adequate sampling intervals to keep track of the pool water quality and to ensure satisfactory hygienic conditions for the operation of the pool.
Poor hygienic conditions may, among other things, result in infections and rashes.
The following parameters shall be checked regularly:
|Colour||5 mg/l Pt|
|Microorganisms 37°C (total number of bacteria)||10 cfu/ml|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa||0 cfu/100 ml|
|Chemical oxygen consumption -KOF-Mn||4 mg/l O|
The following parameters should be checked regularly:
- E. coli
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- thermotolerant coliform bacteria
- intestinal enterococci
- free chlorine
- combined chlorine
Additionally, shower facilities must be safe from a health perspective and the bathing facility operator must ensure that the growth and spread of Legionella bacteria is prevented.
Our laboratories in food, environment and veterinary medicine accept pool samples and can conduct statutory analyses.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is pathogenic in humans and can cause respiratory infections, infections in wounds, eyes, ears, and the urinary tract, as well as stomach upsets.
The Pseudomonas family thrives in water and can be found in damp areas.
Analyses subject to the Norwegian Regulations for Water Parks, Public Pools and Saunas can be performed by SINTEF Norlab. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information and sample packaging.
Shipping forms can be found on our resources page.
Why SINTEF Norlab?
- SINTEF Norlab is an accredited laboratory and offers a wide range of accredited analyses.
- We use accredited subcontractors as needed.
- We offer extended reporting, including assessment of analysis results against any limit values.
- We can assist with sample collection if required by the customer.
- We provide sample bottles and return packaging at no additional cost.
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