Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice

  • Area of Interest : Backflow prevention
  • Topic : Fluid category
  • Title : Spa, floatation and whirlpool baths
  • Clause Reference : Schedule 2 paragraph 15 & G15.3
  • Reference Number : B44
  • Decision Date : September 2010

Water in all spa pools and floatation tanks is categorised as a fluid category 5 risk. Whirlpool baths designed for use by one or two bathers which are emptied between uses will be regarded as a fluid category 5 risk in healthcare premises but may be considered a fluid category 3 risk in non-health care situations.