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Copyright 2001

MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP OF THE POOL:

The following are maintenance and cleaning duties to be performed by the lifeguards. 

 

Daily

Clean bathrooms:

sinks and toilets
toilet bowls
mirrors
floors: disinfect, scrub, spray, sweep, and wipe drains
check paper towels, toilet paper and soap
Take out trash: office, boys bathroom, girls bathroom (check stalls)

Check skimmer baskets: 1 by baby pool, 2 by 2 ½, 1 in 12 ft. gutter
Bug pools
Take out equipment

When needed
Spray off decks
Sweep out gutters
Vacuum
Take out trash in cage and out front by pop machines
Pull weeds
 Do laundry
Clean office
 Pick up trash outside around pool

Fecal Accident Policy:

In the event of fecal contamination in the pool:

Solid Stools:

  • All pool users in the immediate area should be asked to exit the pool
  • As much fecal material should be immediately removed form the pool with a fine mesh scoop.  If necessary the immediate area should be vacuumed with waste being directed to sewer or other approved waste disposal system.  (Vacuum equipment should be cleaned and disinfected before reuse.)
  • An arc of contamination extending from the point of the incident to the nearest wet deck, skimmer baskets or gutters should be roped off and closed for public use until the pool is reopened.
  • If the pool is a low volume pool, such as the 1-2 ft. pool, consideration should be given to closing and draining the pool.
  • Once the fecal matter has been removed, check that chlorine levels are within regulatory limits.  The affected area may be reopened after allowing 10 minutes contact time with the disinfectant.

 Runny Stools:

  • All pool users in the immediate area should be asked to exit the pool
  • As much fecal material should be immediately removed from the pool with a fine mesh scoop.  The immediate area should also be vacuumed with waste being directed to sewer or other approved waste disposal system.  (Vacuum equipment should be cleaned and disinfected before reuse.)
  • An arc of contamination extending from the point of the incident to the nearest wet deck, skimmer baskets or gutters should be roped off and closed for public use until the pool is reopened.
  • If the pool is a low volume pool, such as the 1-2 ft. pool, consideration should be given to closing, draining and cleaning the pool.
  • Superchlorinate the pool by spot chlorinating the affected area and raising the general chlorine level in the pool to 6 mg/L.  Where practicable, add a coagulant to the filter media.
  • Once all visible fecal matter has been removed and the pool has been superchlorinated for at least 30 minutes the affected area may be opened to the public.
  • Superchlorinate and backwash all filters that evening.
  • Log incident and action taken.
  • In the event of fecal contamination on the deck:
  • All pool users should be asked to leave the immediate area.
  • As much fecal material should be immediately removed from the concourse and disposed into a sewer or approved waste disposal system.
  • The area of contamination should be scrubbed and washed with low pressure water to the nearest floor drain.  Care should be taken to avoid splashing water into the pool and to minimize the area of contamination.
  • The contaminated area from the point of the incident to the floor drain should be treated with disinfectant (high strength chlorine or equivalent), roped off and closed for public use for at least 10 minutes before washing away.

 In the event of fecal contamination on the deck:

All pool users should be asked to leave the immediate area.

As much fecal material should be immediately removed from the concourse and disposed into a sewer or approved waste disposal system.

The area of contamination should be scrubbed and washed with low pressure water to the nearest floor drain.  Care should be taken to avoid splashing water into the pool and to minimize the area of contamination.

The contaminated area from the point of the incident to the floor drain should be treated with disinfectant (high strength chlorine or equivalent), roped off and closed for public use for at least 10 minutes before washing away.