Pool safety starts long before the aquatic facility is actually built or before a lifeguard steps onto the pool deck. Facility planning and design is the first place to start making decisions that will affect the safety and welfare of all the patrons, users and facility staff. In this article by Jessica Royer Ocken in Recreation Management Magazine, learn how to Make Your Aquatic Center Safe (and Fun!) from the Ground Up.
“The physical aspects of your facility—everything from its layout and design to its play features and lighting to its pumps and chemical-handling systems—have an impact on how well your guards, managers and maintenance staff can do their jobs.”