Public Swimming Pools & Swimming Pool Safety Regulations. Enjoy Your Local Public Swimming Pool With Your Family & Things To Look Out For.
Large local pools are a great place to do on those hot Summer days. If you're in a bigger city, you could have dozens of pools. Some are free and some are not.
When you and your family go swimming use a hot tub or spa, the pool operator/manager must adhere to the federal, state, and local swimming pool safety regulations.
When I was the pool operator at the YMCA I made sure all the patrons and guests had a great time swimming with friends and family.
Swimming Pool Regulations
Your local health department is working to ensure that all pools have:
This is just a summary and in no way allows for any legal advice. You may want to check with your local health department for a complete summary for pools in your area.
Some states also offer public swimming pool grants.
Commercial pools should be operated and maintained so there are no health risks. This list will give you a good run-down of what you may expect.
Some hotels may or may not have trained lifeguards or other forms of supervision so please ask before swimming.
Everyone who maintains a public pool should do the following:
Always have adult supervision when children are swimming. Child water safety is always first.
If you entrust a babysitter or caregiver to take your children swimming be sure she has CPR/First Aid training and understands everything about swimming safety.
As you can see there is much that goes into keeping public swimming pools safe for its members and patrons.
When properly cared for and maintained they offer your family a great way to have fun.
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