Outside of the pool industry, most construction trades continue working year-round—even during the harshest winter weather. They have adapted their techniques and building practices to eliminate seasonal shutdowns, keeping workers employed, productive, and profitable. The same can be true for the pool industry.
The Kenora Aquatics Centre in Kenora, Ont., reopened earlier this month after a slip test was performed on the new pool deck, which raised safety concerns amongst staff with respect to patrons slipping.
Nidec Motor Corporation in St. Louis, Mo., has recalled approximately 16,000 variable speed pool pump motors after reports of the pump’s cover not being properly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.
In most cases, a child inadvertently gets out of the house after a door or entry has been left open or unlocked, usually due to human error. The child is thought to be safe inside, but someone else has left a door opened or unlocked. Although precautions were taken, human error has led to the drowning.
As swimming continues to grow as a preferred method of exercise and physical therapy for the young and elderly alike, commercial aquatic facilities continue to experience an increase in patronage year after year. This can be witnessed by the escalating number of people who use pools for water aerobics, muscle strengthening, and water walking/yoga; not to mention traditional swim lessons, and competitive swimming and diving.