Pool Safety Checklist
1. Are all pool area gates self-closing and self-latching?
If not, a serious risk of a small child drowning exists.
2. Are life ring and rescue pole present and in good repair
If not, tremendous liability risk if an accident should occur.
3. Are drain covers in pool/spa secure and in good repair?
If not, a risk of suction entrapment exists. Pool area should be closed until repair is complete.
4. Is water clarity adequate to see main drain covers clearly?
If not, the pool must be closed until clarity is restored.
5. Are furniture and planters at least 4’ away from pool edge
The Health Dept. requires 4’ of clearance around all pools and spas.
6. Is equipment room floor dry?
If not, there’s a leak that must be addressed.
While these are not the only concerns involving commercial pools and spas, they are among the highest liability exposure. Using this checklist a manager can easily check these items during a normal walk through in very little time.