Communities and COVID Recovery: How to Adapt Your Aquatics With Secondary Sanitation

Session Type:  Speed Session (20 miniutes)

Track: Aquatics


After many facilities were shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, communities went on high alert from public health risks. Being closed over a Cryptosporidium outbreak or other Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) gathers more attention than ever. Aquatic facilities are installing secondary sanitation to reduce risk and protect swimmers while providing additional patron assurances. This session explores secondary and supplemental sanitation, as well as how taking measures to promote patron health and safety can help reassure, and thereby, rebuild communities that have been deeply scarred by COVID-19.


Learning Outcomes:

Understand why secondary sanitation is needed to reduce risk for swimmers and facilities, and why chlorine on its own isn’t adequate.



Tom Schaefer

Technical Sales Director, Clear Comfort

Tom Schaefer, Technical Sales Director of Clear Comfort, has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial pool treatment industry. As an accomplished speaker appearing at the aquatic industry and environmental health spheres, Schaefer is an expert in water sanitation technologies and resource efficiency. Events where Tom has presented include the National Environmental Health Association, Association of Aquatic Professionals, World Waterpark Association, Texas Public Pool Conference, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions and more.

Return to Schedule