In addition to keeping swimmers safe, the pool lifeguard still has the function of carrying out preventive actions, first aid, and maintenance of the area. And, for that, he needs to have lifeguard training , lifeguard courses and lifeguard qualification, because his responsibility is great.
But then how do you know if the lifeguard is doing a good job? In this post, we are going to pass some tips for you to see!:
1. Know the functions of the pool lifeguard
To charge a good job, it is necessary, first of all, to know all the functions of the lifeguard.
First of all, it helps to prevent accidents - highlighting, for example, compliance with the rules of use of the fiberglass pool, such as the prohibition of the entry of unaccompanied children. You should also warn swimmers about anything that could put you at risk, such as consuming alcohol before the dive.
This prevention work prevents many accidents; however, it may be necessary for the lifeguard to perform rescues. At that moment, he must know how to identify the emergency, proceed to first aid and request medical service.
Taking care of the hygiene and quality of the pool water is also the task of the lifeguard. A dirty pool (with algae, insects, etc.) indicates that the professional failed in that regard. And you still need to arrive before the fiberglass pool's opening hours to set up tables, chairs, and umbrellas.
2. Check the water quality
A good test to know if the professional is fulfilling his tasks efficiently is to check the quality of the pool water. To do this, test the pH of the water with a test tape: if it is outside the 7.0 to 7.6 range, it should be adjusted. Alkalinity should remain in the 80 to 120 ppm (parts per million) range. This analysis should be done weekly. In either case, don't be afraid to ask the lifeguard if he is doing regular maintenance. Ask about the algaecide application and see if the pumps and filters are working fully.
Also, ask about the operation and ask him to test the equipment in front of you. This is very important for the safety of pool attendants.
3. Know the history of the professional
When hiring a lifeguard or a third-party company that offers the service of that professional - which, by the way, is recommended - ask for their professional history.
Make sure you have the training course certified by the Fire Department, ACHS, and others, if the letter provided in the training is still in the validity period and what are your experiences and references from other places where you have worked?
Remember that the health and safety of bathers depend on the good performance of the guardian of fiberglass pools. Even as the person in charge of the place, it is your responsibility, too, to guarantee that this work is well done. So don't be afraid of appearing "boring" in your collections. Demand adherence to schedules and professionalism.