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CPC provides a Microbiological Water Analysis Service in accordance with current HSE guidelines. It is a minimum requirement that a UKAS accredited laboratory performs a monthly bacteriological test and a quarterly test for legionella when pool and spa water is made available to the public. This includes hot tubs used as part of a holiday let and hot tubs on display.

For more information please refer to the following publications:

HSG282 – Control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa pool systems
www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg282.pdf

L8 – The control of legionella bacteria in water systems

www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l8.pdf



Microbiological Testing of Spa & Pool Water

Spas/Hot Tubs

Microbiological samples for indicator organisms should be taken once a month as routine and quarterly for Legionella.

More frequent sampling may be required depending on the risk assessment.

The spa pool manager has the responsibility for ensuring that microbiological samples taken are at the appropriate intervals and the results recorded in the spa pool log book together with any remedial actions and follow up samples following an adverse report.

Swimming Pools

In order to establish that the pool is without risks to the health of those using it, pool operators will need to ensure, under COSHH Regulations, that they have adequately controlled the risks from exposure to micro-organisms. To do this, adequate disinfecting of the pool will need to take place and bacteriological sampling will be required.

Bacteriological sampling will need to be taken monthly in  pools in use all year round.

More frequent sampling may be required depending on the risk assessment.

Constant checking of the correct disinfection level and pH value will ensure the bacteriological quality of a well run pool. Bacterial levels should be zero (or near zero) as a ‘baseline’.


Why use CPC?

CPC delivers to its customers a simple complete package that helps you manage your water testing. Our yearly subscribers receive:-

• Account set up and support from our dedicated team

• Yearly supply of sterilised sample bottles

• Pre-printed labels for all sample bottles. Please attach label after sample taken

• All required Royal Mail next day delivery packets

• Easy to view tracking report

• Central certificate backup

• Access to CPC market leading Technical Support resource


Our selected partner brings extensive experience in the microbiology of water providing UKAS accredited analysis for the isolation and enumeration of a number of micro-organisms that are important in assessing the safety of water.

Legionella & total viable counts analysis for spas in accordance with L8 HSG274 parts 1-3

24 Hour Legionella analysis by PCR

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Coliform, total viable counts, Cryptosporidium analysis for swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.


Our range of services includes:

Gold Package

12 x TVC @ 37°C

12 x Coliforms

12 x E.coli

12 x Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

4 x Legionella

Account set up and support

Access to CPC Technical Support

For more information on our Gold Package please contact sales@cpc-chemicals.co.uk


Silver Package

12 x TVC @ 37°C

12 x Coliforms

12 x E.coli

12 x Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Account set up and support

Access to CPC Technical Support

For more information on our Silver Package please contact sales@cpc-chemicals.co.uk


Pay As You Go Water Testing Service

If you require one of the tests below (further tests available), please contact customer services and request a sample bottle and authorisation form.

Swimming Pool Suite 1

Total Viable counts @ 37°C (24 hrs), Total Coliforms, E.coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

For more information on our Swimming Pool Suite 1 please contact sales@cpc-chemicals.co.uk


Swimming Pool Suite 2

Total Viable counts @ 37°C (24 hrs), Total Coliforms, E.coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Giardia, Cryptosporidium.

For more information on our Swimming Pool Suite 2 please contact sales@cpc-chemicals.co.uk


Spa Suite 1

Total Viable counts @ 37°C (24 hrs), Total Coliforms, E.coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Legionella (including serotyping).

For more information on our Spa Suite 1 please contact sales@cpc-chemicals.co.uk