Pool aquatic swim training platform, island, tot dock for tots, toddlers.

SAFETY
Pool Swim Platforms

POOL RULES
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Children are very capable of playing in ways they are not supposed to.

They can put themselves into dangerous situations in spite of all structural and other safety precautions.

It is the pool staff's responsibility to keep everyone safe

1.General

a. Always have responsible supervision when kids are playing on pool platforms;
b. Do not leave platforms unattended (in water or on the side of pool area);
.....- If possible, we recommend removal from the pool when not in use.
c. Do not use the platforms for purposes for which they were not intended;
d. Do not exceed the recommended number of children playing on the platfroms;
e. Do not place platforms closer than 6 feet from side of pool;
f. .No diving from platforms;
g. No swimming under/through platforms;
h. No sliding head-first on slides

2. Assembly
a. Ensure all play structures are assembled and tested by “responsible” adults according
.....to our instructions and safety standards;
b. Follow all assembly instructions to the letter - no shortcuts;
c. Where applicable, follow the recommended ASTM standards, CPSC guidelines;
d. To prevent slipping, you may wish to:
.... - add bathtub-type non-slip strips on the platform(s) (commercially available)
.... - spray platforms with non-skid paint (commercially available)

3. Inspecting
a. CHECK regularly that all panels are secured with 4 black panel screws.
.... - If not properly secured, the panels can bend and/or collapse - even with small kids
b. CHECK regularly that all tubes are secured with colored screws.
.... - Do not leave any tube hole open

4. Moving
a. NEVER lift, lower, carry, pull or move any platform by the RAILING or SUPERSTRUCTURE
.... - The structures are not welded. Do not stress the railings or superstructures.

b. ALWAYS “push” platform out of the pool. NEVER “pull” out.
.... - Pulling stresses the system, especially larger structures

c. NEVER drag the platform on the ground
.... - Dragging will wear out the components.

5. Placement
a. Try not to have the larger platforms in much less than 3' of water
.....(Kids may fall off and get hurt hitting pool bottom)
b. Place on stable surface - at least 6' from pool sides

6. Underwater Netting >> More
a. For additional safety, consider adding polypropylene netting
b. Works best on square or rectangular platforms
c. Our netting attaches best with aluminum strips and stainless steel screws.

In 2017 we will be introducing an additional line of "closed" platforms to reduce the possibility of kids trying to swim under the platforms.

7. Maintenance
a. Regularly inspect the play structure for loose, broken or missing components;
b. Periodically clean the platformsto ensure no mildew or other bacterial build-up.


 
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