Microbial Sampling & Analysis

Quality Environmental Services carry out complete routine sampling of water systems. Routine water testing services offered includes:

  • Legionella
  • TVC (22°C / 37°C)
  • Coliform
  • e-coli
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia

All water samples are submitted to independent UKAS accredited laboratories located throughout the UK.

QES have a commitment to ensuring all samples collected are submitted to a UKAS accredited laboratory within 6 hours of sample collection.

Pool Water Sampling

Quality Environmental Services (QES) are able to offer regular (monthly, fortnightly or weekly) professional microbiological sampling, testing and reporting of swimming pool water. Routine pool suite analyses inclusive of:

  • Total Viable Count (TVC), otherwise known as aerobic colony count (ACC), colony count or plate count
  • Total coliforms
  • Escherichia coli (E coli)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Additional analyses available include:

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia
  • Legionella

Pool water samples collected are stored in refrigerators following collection and during transit. All water samples collected are processed by independent UKAS accredited laboratory facilities within 6 hours of collection.

Notification of laboratory analysis results is typically by e-mail, to the facility management and to the client management team. Where analysis results are close to, or exceed recommended limits then QES staff will offer guidance to remedy the situation and arrange for re-sampling of any affected pool water systems.