INSPECT SWIMMING AREAS
Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
AR 40-5 does not provide specific standards for the sanitary operation of
swimming areas. AR 40-5 states that swimming areas are to be operated in
accordance with TB MED 575. Section I of this lesson presents general information on
swimming areas. In addition, Section II of this lesson deals with the chemical treatment
of swimming pool water, algae control, bacteriological sampling, and inspection
procedures and tests. Section III discusses sanitary standards and health factors
associated with natural bathing areas.
AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR SANITATION IN SWIMMING AREAS
Several authorities are responsible for maintaining sanitation in swimming areas.
a. The Surgeon General sets standards of water sanitation and quality.
b. The post commander enforces these standards. The post commander may
authorize swimming areas for recreational use. The commander has overall
responsibility for the safety and sanitation of all swimming areas under his control.