Aquatics – Commercial


We’ve developed economical solutions for community pools and compliance with Utah’s new health code law.

Welcome to our Aquatics Division

From installation to full service maintenance, our team has the expertise and innovative technology to enhance and extend the life of your aquatic feature.

Our clients include large water parks, community splash pads and local/private pools.


What the state has mandated is that we have not only that primary safety system that monitors the flow but we also now have to tie in electrically with the system. If the system pump goes down electrically, it disarms all chemical feed, so it’s a secondary safety.

— Kory Parker, Aquatics Division Manager, Stratton & Brätt

Economic Compliance with New Health Code Requirements

Utah’s State Health Code recently required secondary safety systems for public pools. After a number of instances where the primary safety systems of public pools malfunctioned causing chlorine and hydrochloric acid to mix together, the State is now requiring a secondary system to prevent dangerous gases being pushed out into the pool in the event of a power failure. These mechanical failures within the pool’s systems occurred in two instances in Utah County, sending pool patrons to the hospital.

All pools are required to come into compliance with a secondary safety system by January 2023. We help clients meet compliance requirements of the new Utah State Health Code.

Utah has 3000 public use pools that will need to come into compliance. Kory Parker, manager of our aquatics division, was concerned that this would place a significant financial burden on communities, HOAs, and commercial pools. Developing an economical solution to assist in compliance became the goal.

“This is the only other way to guarantee that we don’t have that accidental chemical feed,” Parker said. “That’s the reason for a secondary safety, and there’s secondary safeties on a lot of different systems. As far as I can really tell, this is the first time we’ve really had a secondary redundant safety for the chemical feed system.”

Our new Secondary Electrical Interlock brings you into compliance the new State Health Code and prevents potentially dangerous accidents.

The safety of public pools relies on a fragile mix of chlorine, which cleans the water, and hydrochloric acid, which balances PH levels. In general, these chemicals are added to moving water in the circulation system, which allows the chemicals to mix and then be diluted appropriately. Tragically, the circulation can occasionally fail due to mechanical or operator error. When this happens, chlorine and hydrochloric acid combine and sit, creating a lethal mix of chemicals very similar to mustard gas.

Stratton & Bratt has the solution. A simple device called Secondary Electrical Interlock (SEI unit) ties the chemical injection process directly to the electric lines on the circulation system, providing a redundant safety system. Using the device, pool chemicals can never be injected at the same time the water is still.

We Take Pool Safety Seriously

We expect to play a major role in supplying these systems to the entire state, not just locally.

Parker explains, ““This is something that has been a long time coming,” he asserted. “It’s unfortunate that we’ve had to have accidents that finally made the ball roll to call for something like this. This is probably the No. 1 most important change we’ve had to the health code in the last 5 to 10 years, as far as safety for the patrons.”

We take pool safety seriously. As a trusted supplier, maintenance and builder of public and private aquatics, we felt a duty to lead out in developing an economical solution to help keep pools safely open.

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