Having a pool at a commercial property can be a great way of making your property seem more enticing and a people love the additional of a pool. However, when you operate a commercial pool it means you’re responsible for the health and safety of members of the public. So, what do you need to do to keep everyone safe? As professional commercial pool cleaners, today we’ll be sharing our top tips for making sure users stay safe in your commercial pool.
Have clear warnings and rules
Don’t assume that patrons using the pool will know what’s allowed and what isn’t. Provide warnings and rules in clear view of all users and have them displayed in multiple areas, such as the changing rooms and the main pool area. Think about rules which will make your pool safer – common rules could include no running and no diving.
Follow local guidelines
As a commercial pool operator, you’ll need to follow your local guidelines for keeping your pool at an acceptable standard. These guidelines are in place to protect the safety of staff and patrons and help minimise the risk of disease and injury. Your pool technician will be aware of your local guidelines and help ensure your pool is compliant.
Make sure you have a plan in place in case of an emergency. This includes ensuring that any staff supervising the pool are trained in CPR and having an emergency resuscitation sign clearly written and posted in the pool area.
Have regular training and audits
Once you have a pool safety plan in place, make sure all staff are fully aware of the plan and what their roles and responsibilities are. This is especially important if you have staff supervising the pool area. Regularly audit your plan to ensure that it continues to be relevant and effective.
Organise regular servicing
Pool safety isn’t just about physical safety of users – you also need to ensure that the water is healthy to avoid illness or skin irritation. Organise to have regular professional servicing so the water quality of the pool can be tested and the chemicals can be balanced correctly for clean and clear pool water.
At Pool Assist, we provide commercial pool maintenance services to ensure that your commercial pool is clean and hygienic. Our technicians provide regular servicing to ensure that your pool meets the required standards and looks pristine for users throughout the year. Our team are highly experienced when it comes to looking after commercial pools and currently assist real-estate agents, strata management companies, apartments, schools, caravan parks, holiday units and hotels. Speak to us today to find out more about our range of commercial pool services.