Inspection data focused on pool safety was collected in 2013 that involved 5 states with the most public pools and hot tubs: California, Arizona, Florida, New York and Texas. Most inspections of public aquatic venues identified at least one violation, one in eight inspections resulted in immediate closure due to safety and health violations and one in five kiddie pools were closed (the highest proportion of closures among all other inspection venues). To sum it all up, the most common violations were related to improper pH, disinfectant concentration and safety equipment.
The numbers speak huge health concern regarding pools this year so for anyone (homeowners, property managers etc) who’s interested in conducting proper pool maintenance, read more to learn simple ways to accomplish this.
One way you can start, is by investing in pool safety training.
You can search up a good pool/spa operator certification program. The program will help he/she learn how to collect and test water samples for pH, bacteria and chlorination levels. This is probably the most efficient way to truly learn and gain more knowledge on the important details that can come in hand to manage and inspect a pool efficiently.
Another way you can be sure that you’re maintaining your pool the right way is by checking in with HOAs and condo associations.
They can start a pool committee to focus on the following pool safety efforts:
- updating and distributing pool rules and rule changes
- learning local laws and regulation regarding pool areas
- arranging for periodic inspections and testing
- scheduling maintenance and making sure services are carried out
- monitoring restroom, locker and shower facilities
- clarifying the responsibilities between the property manager and pool vendor
- fielding any complaints and/or issues
if you have any other questions regarding specific incidents that can and do happen in pools, search up the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to obtain more information. Happy Summer and we hope this article has helped!
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