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Glass in Pool

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Reed Aug 14, 2014. 11 Replies

I do Risk Management for five pools in Washington state. Our Aquatics Directors run programming and are industry professionals, but our facilities engineers do all pool maintenance. We just had our…Continue

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Matthew Reed replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"Luckily we have not had an issue with glass in our pools, although it has happened on deck. We vacuum our pools by hand 3 times a week so any time we are concerned about objects in the pool (such as earlier this season when a fiberglass step…"
Aug 14, 2014
Clemente J. Rivera replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"Great Question! As an ex Aquatic Director myself, I used to be MYSTIFIED with the stuff patrons would try to get away with. Rules enforcement is the only thing you can do. But hey, Don't forget the UV!  Ultraviolet Light systems feature a…"
Mar 15, 2014
Lisa Virtue replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"We had a similar situation last year and I couldn't find any official guidelines, but we did decide to drain, based upon a lot of the thoughts below. Too risky if you miss any glass. Even though our maintenance team argued with…"
Jun 18, 2012
Reciprocity replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"I struggle to understand how a "Risk Management" professional allows glassware in a pool area?"
Apr 2, 2012
Joe Batarse replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"  I'm not sure if I can provide you with specific information you seek, but will relay my own experience with this particular hazard.   From my point of view, three accidents in two years, though concerning, is not necessarily…"
May 29, 2011
Peter Beireis replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"I concur with Jim's approach. But would also do one last manual swim check with scuba gloves."
Feb 18, 2011
Jim Wheeler replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"I have worked in urban cities where vandalism and broken glass were and are common. Thorough brushing, followed by thoughtful and weel done vacuuming and then good visual inspection, a three prong approach, always yielded satisfactory results and…"
Feb 17, 2011
Faron VanNostrand replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"We have to drain our pools in Iowa.  State code dictates that. "
Feb 9, 2011
Bill Soukup replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"One more thought.  You don't always have to follow a regulation to do what's right.  It's all about common sense and patron safety"
Feb 7, 2011
Bill Soukup replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"Having had a lot of experience with this, you must drain the pool.  You cannot see glass in water.  You could vacuum for a week and still miss glass in the pool.  I broke my own rule once when I was out of town with my family.  I…"
Feb 7, 2011
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Feb 2, 2011
Nick Bacon replied to Rebecca Minelga's discussion Glass in Pool
"Rebecca,   I also run a pool in WA and there is nothing in the WAC pertaining to what must be done in the event of broken glass being introduced to the pool, simply a provision that if you provide food service you must prohibit glass containers…"
Feb 2, 2011
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Glass in Pool

I do Risk Management for five pools in Washington state. Our Aquatics Directors run programming and are industry professionals, but our facilities engineers do all pool maintenance. We just had our third glass incident in the pool in two years. Our facilities engineers are hesitant to drain the pool every time we have an incident due to cost, but everything I'm finding in researching this issue seems to point towards that being the industry standard, if not mandated by law. Can anyone point me…See More
Jan 31, 2011
Rebecca Minelga replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"I agree! Drills, drills, drills! There are so many scenarios, its hard to run out of ideas. Do different levels, too. As simple as a silhouette or manikin in the water to as complex as a fake blood/vomit multi-victim (just make sure you warn patrons…"
Jan 29, 2011
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Glass in Pool

I do Risk Management for five pools in Washington state. Our Aquatics Directors run programming and are industry professionals, but our facilities engineers do all pool maintenance. We just had our third glass incident in the pool in two years. Our facilities engineers are hesitant to drain the pool every time we have an incident due to cost, but everything I'm finding in researching this issue seems to point towards that being the industry standard, if not mandated by law. Can anyone point me…See More
Jan 29, 2011
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