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A successful splash pad installation lies in hiring the right people

Spray parks, splash pads, water playgrounds and spray grounds—there are many aliases for aquatic play pads. No matter what they are called, as their popularity continues to grow, the need for sound project management strategies is paramount. A key way to ensure each aquatic play pad is a success lies in the ability to...
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Education, training, key in preventing accidents on the jobsite

Building, renovating, and servicing pools and spas/hot tubs is a dangerous occupation and one that puts workers in close contact with potentially hazardous situations daily. Machinery, tools, water, electricity, chemicals, and confined spaces are all common in the workplace for those in the aquatics industry. No matter the company’s size—whether a large firm with hundreds of employees or an entrepreneur operating out of their truck—the importance of safety at work is equal.
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Trained operators, safer pools

Each level of government can make legislation. Each province has a Public Health Act and accompanying regulations, which include protocols for swimming pool operation. Many jurisdictions where these regulations are in place require swimming pools to be operated by someone who is trained appropriately. In some cases, the level...
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