A State of Florida Board of Health Inspector stated that our wood backboard (http://www.cjaquatics.com) is not an industry standard backboard since it is wood and he asked for it to be removed and replaced with fiberglass.
This sounds like a bunch of hogwash to me (that's the Alabama in me coming out). Any body hear a similar tune from any inspector? Model Aquatic Health Code standards regarding equipment?
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I've never heard of any state code that prohibits cj boards, and because it's used extensively in the industry, I don't see how he can argue it doesn't meet industry standards.
Give CJ aquatics a call and ask their opinion - If I were a rep from CJ I'd want to give the inspector a call : )
I can't see why the CJ board is an issue. It's a widely adopted board. The red cross uses one in their current LG training videos. I'd call BS on that inspector. I agree with Cory, call CJ and inquire. You run into one other problem here as well. Your guards are trained on the CJ board. Every board handles differently in the water and the inspector is literally asking you to retrain your entire staff on their BB procedure. My facility uses the plastic CJ boards and we love them. If you HAVE to change then they're the best option.
Texas state health code says that you just need a backboard. We have transitioned to CJ's fiberglass board because we train so much with it in the water and the sun exposure that it falls apart. Our Fire Department also asked if we could use a fiberglass board so the hospital could catscan through it if necessary.