Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Unley Pool Safe is the headline that counts with today’s health scare. Another way to look at it is it is Crystal clear at the Unley Swimming Centre.


We are happy to report that we have had NO reported cases of Cryptosporidium at the Unley Swimming Centre. This is in response to a media release and conference held by Minister Snelling today you may have caught on Nine news tonight.


With another heat wave on the way we want to assure you that you can safely venture down to your community pool.


A dramatic rise in the number of cases of people contracting a parasite that’s easily spread through swimming pools has prompted an urgent warning from health authorities and Minister Snelling. Just under 400 people have already contracted the diarrhoea-inducing cryptosporidium parasite this year, the highest number of cases since 2007 and up from 201 for the whole of last season.


The Unley Swimming Centre is proactive in our approach to ensuring our pools stay clean all season, so that you can come down and enjoy a swim whenever you like.


Let’s keep it that way!  You can play your part.

Here’s a few tips for helping to keep Unley Pool Safe and clean:


  • People who have had diarrhoea should not use swimming pools or spa pools for 14 days after symptoms have stopped


  • Children who are not toilet trained should wear tight fitting waterproof pants or swimming nappies in swimming pools, and be changed regularly in the onsite change room.


  • Swimmers should shower before using a pool, and wash their hands after using the toilet or changing nappies.


Crypto can also occur from drinking contaminated water, contact with animals, eating uncooked food containing the parasite or contact with infected people, so people should also remember to always maintain good personal hygiene and food safety practices.