Tag Archives: Healthy Swimming

NEWSFLASH: The 1st Edition of the long-anticipated Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) has officially been released.

Click here to download a copy. As the MAHC now moves into the next phase, local and state health jurisdictions will be able to implement all or portions of the code as seen fit.  The CDC will work with national partners to periodically update the MAHC to ensure it stays current with the latest industry advances and […]

Model Aquatic Health Code “Knitted” Version Released for Final Round of Public Comments

March 28, 2014 MAHC milestone reached! Today marks an important milestone in the development of the MAHC, the nation’s first science-based model guidance for swimming pools and other aquatic venues. The first complete “knitted” version of the MAHC has now been released for the MAHC’s second of two 60-day rounds of public comments. This knitted […]

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Review

Many people have been asking: What is the current status of the MAHC and what is the best web site address to hit to see the current status of the modules for comments? Here’s a link to the CDC’s webpage so you can check the status on each module. http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/pools/mahc/structure-content/index.html Here’s a list of what […]

How Bad is Peeing in the Pool?

Ladies and gentlemen, we have an epidemic of aquatic proportions on our hands: one out of five people freely admit to peeing in our pools.  Even Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have gone on record stating they frequently pee in pools.  But it’s not their fault; in fact peeing in the pool is a physiologic […]

MAHC Recirculation Systems and Filtration

CDC posts the Model Aquatic Health Code’s module for Recirculation Systems and Filtration for public comment with a closing date of October 9, 2013. To view the latest updates regarding the Model Aquatic Health Code go to www.chh2o.com/MAHC. The Recirculation Systems and Filtration module was initially released earlier this summer for public comment but has […]