"I would be careful with this. You do not want to create an entrapment hazard either on top of, or below the deck/dock. Swimmers should not be able to go into the space below the device. It should also not inhibit water…"
"How are they different than many hotels, apartment complexes, housing associations and others that are not required to provide lifeguards?
I've visited hotels with hundreds of people in their pools at once; and no supervision or…"
"Blended learning is the future. It saves instructor time, and provides a quality multi-media product that can be designed to test the student for understanding before it moves on to new material. It provides consistent information…"
"What constitutes a save? Going in the water? Having to perform CPR? Summoning EMS?
I agree with Elise. I don't know how to legitimately recognize the responders without encouraging lots of additional water entries (especially…"
"The state has revised the Pool Accident / Drowning Report to remove any specific information about the victim. The form is public information, and it was attracting interest from people who had no need for the victim information.
"Sodium thiosulfate stays in the water until it has fully reacted with the chlorine. This means you can actually get into a situation where you have to add chlorine to reach 0 ppm Cl.
I once had a pool that had to superchlorinate and…"
"It is interesting we did not have these problems as often before cell phones. I worked with a mother with a child with severe diabetes. She sometimes called when she was on a legitimate break, but she had to work out a system so it…"
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"I like where Jeanne-Marie is going with her follow-up letter. It has seemed to work in that situation. I am concerned when that inappropriate behavior becomes sexual predatory behavior. Do you have a stepped enforcement…"
Good topic! I know from my observations visiting pools that a variety of whistle signals are used for the same thing, depending on the pool supervisor. I also see that most every site I looked at on the internet had a different…"
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Algae is actually floating in the air (Even inside). It can also be brought in on equipment and swim suits. It is basically ubiquitous. Algae in an indoor pool is very possible, especially in an area with a lot of light and low…"
"Sounds like you are a public pool. If you are, I would check with the local or state health department to see if they will allow that. I think there are only a couple states that are "testing it." I don't think many…"