Examining Outdoor Pools

Beyond making sure a pool is compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety (VGB) Act, using security fencing, and providing well-trained lifeguards, what can managers do to increase safety? Start by using signage to educate pool-goers on safe practices, such as: • Pool rules (no running, no glass, no diving) • Times when a lifeguard is on duty • Emergency procedures • Noting those who are not permitted to swim (someone who is ill or has a …


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