| In Practice | Hygiene in Spa and Wellnes Facilities
Daily cleaning in the Therme Erding is done carefully based on the hygiene concept. Photo: Dr. Schnell Chemie
New activities every day
The Therme Erding, with its state-recognized mineral water, offers great variety. This includes
steam baths and a tepidarium as well as facial masks and invigorating body scrubs. The adventuresome
also get their money’s worth on the galactic slides of the “Galaxy”. The hygiene
for the world’s largest thermal springs, however, could not be more sophisticated.
It disinfects and cleans all acid-resistant surfaces,
mineral stains such as lime, removes organic stains
like skin fats and is also effective against polyomaviruses and
When visitors start arriving at 10 a.m., all floors have
been reliably disinfected thanks to the short exposure time.
The surface disinfectant is used in the Therme Erding because the
stairs to the slides are highly non-slip and thus remove dead skin
cells. This is a good gathering place for wart viruses, which are
especially contagious among children, who are the primary users
of the slides. Adults rarely get these viruses – and the use of this
product is not required, for example, in saunas.
Daily cleaning in the Galaxy slide paradise consists of five
elements: morning disinfection of all stairs, floors and sanitary
rooms before the pool opens, regular cleaning of all walls and
floors, continuous removal of excess water on all stairs and floors,
regular cleaning of the deckchairs and floors in the relaxation area
and hourly cleaning of the toilets.
Every morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., all contact surfaces or
where visitors go barefoot – i.e. the slides in the slide
tower, the floor in front of the slide tower, the resting area as
well as the washrooms – are disinfected. The Therme Erding uses
disinfectant and lime solvent for the sanitary areas
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