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Safety Equipment

The Public Pool Regulations click here specify the items required to operate your pool. As well, you will require safety equipment for the safe handling of chemicals and cleaning supplies.

Required Equipment for Water Quality

  • Black disc to test for visibility at bottom of the pool
  • Water test kit and test chemicals
  • Sample bottles and forms for weekly bacteriological tests
  • Thermometers (one for air and one for water)
  • When gas chlorine is used, two gas masks and supply of aqueous ammonia must be available at all times but must not be stored in the chlorinator room.

Required Pool Safety Equipment

  • One non-conducting reaching pole
  • Two throwing lines with floats attached where the length of each line is at least one-half the pool length plus 2 m
  • One NWT No. 1 first aid kit as set out in the General Safety Regulations
  • One spinal board with straps
  • Sign with all applicable rules for the facility including those required in the Public Pool Regulations
  • An explanation of emergency procedures must be prominently displayed in an area used by pool staff
  • A telephone available near the pool for emergencies; or where a telephone is not available, emergency procedures shall be established which meet with the approval of the Environmental Health Officer
  • A list of emergency telephone numbers for the nearest available medical assistance, ambulance service, police and fire department and emergency maintenance personnel must be posted conspicuously next to each telephone
  • Lifeguard tower for class B pools

Proper Equipment for Safe Handling of Chemicals and Cleaning Products

Pool staff must be trained to handle all chemicals and cleaning products. You must ensure that all safety equipment is available, in good repair, and – most importantly -used.

  • Safety glasses
  • Dust mask
  • Chemical masks for the chemicals being used at your pool
  • Several types of gloves from light gloves when using cleaning products to heavy gloves for use when using chemicals
  • Full protective suit
  • Boots
  • Protective apron
  • Eyewash station

Pool Inspection Checklist

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