Swimming or relaxing in "recreational water" such as swimming pools, waterparks, hot tubs,
sea is one of the most popular activities in Cyprus.
This web page provides information for raising awareness about the spread of recreational water illnesses (RWIs). Learning about healthy swimming behaviors may help protect swimmers from the spread of illness.
- PLEASE wash your child thoroughly
(especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming. We all have
invisible amounts of fecal matter on our bottoms that end up in the pool.
- PLEASE don't swim when you
have diarrhea... This is especially important for kids in diapers. you can
spread germs into the water and make other people sick.
- PLEASE don't swallow the pool
water. In fact, try your best to avoid even having having water get in your
- PLEASE change diapers in the
bathroom and not at poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and object in and
around the pool and spread illness.
- PLEASE take your kids on
bathroom breaks often. Waiting to hear "I have to go" may mean
that it's too late.
- PLEASE wash your hands with
soap and water after using the toilet or after changing diapers. You can
protect others by being aware that germs on your body end up in the water.
- After all by your side please
keep the water of the pool clean.
- By our side we will check the
swimming pool every 2-3 days, cleaning the bottom of the pool by any foreign
bodies that you can not remove using the net (we do it by "back
wash") and control the chemical of the pool in the appropriate levels.