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USA Management has set the standards in swimming pool safety in the aquatic management industry. These standards are paramount for the safety and success of your aquatic facility operations. We define this standard as the reasonable supervision and protection of patrons using an aquatic facility anywhere across the country.
Some of the aquatic safety equipment that is necessary to provide swimming pool safety and quality care for patrons who visit your aquatic facility are:
- Rescue Tubes
- Lifeguard stations
- Coast Guard approved Life Jackets (CGLJ)
- Spinal board with head & neck supports
- Supplement oxygen
- Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)
- Face Mask
- Bag valve mask
- First aid kit
- Bloodborne kit
- Ring buoys & rope
- Shepherds hook
- V-suction device
- Fanny packs, etc.
USA Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and Water Safety Zone coverage will maintain the highest level of supervision and swimming pool safety. These standards are based on local/state regulations, industry standards and water scanning strategies. USA Management always recommends supervision by certified lifeguards for all operations of your swimming pools. Help us by doing your part by adapting guidelines and making water a safe and fun environment.
Some Swimming Pool Safety Guidelines:
- Check local ordinances and codes for safety requirements.
- Use non-slip materials on the pool deck, steps, diving board and ladders.
- Electrical equipment should be installed by a licensed electrician in accordance with local safety codes.
- Always put a slide or a diving board in a deep area of the pool– never in shallow water.
- There should be a fence at least 6-8 feet high around all sides of the pool facility with a self-closing locked gate to keep children out. The fence should be constructed so it is difficult to climb. Lawn furniture, trees and shrubs should not be close enough to provide an easy boost over the fence.
- Mark water depths conspicuously. Use a safety float line where the bottom slope deepens.
- Check the pool and equipment periodically for cleanliness and good maintenance. Cover all sharp edges and protruding bolts; repair broken ladders and railings. Replace non-slip materials when they wear out.
- Teach children to float/swim as soon as possible.
- Always provide competent adult supervision when the pool is open.
- No one should ever swim alone.
- Caution children against showing off and playing rough and explain the dangers of running and diving recklessly.
- Never push others into the pool.
- When using water slides, always go feet first.
- Before diving or sliding, check to be sure that other swimmers are out of the way.
- Keep rescue devices and first aid supplies near the pool.
- Teach children what to do in case of emergency.
- Never swim after drinking alcoholic beverages, eating or taking medications.