American Pool Pittsburgh COVID-19 Updates
American Pool Client Plan for Operations During COVID-19
American Pool continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) developments with regard to swimming pool operations. While local authorities will provide ultimate direction as to what additional precautions will be required and when opening for use will be permitted, we can use the information that is available today to prepare for that eventuality.
On May 9, the CDC produced considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19. A review of this document as well as other industry materials has provided enough guidance for us to prepare an initial plan for opening swimming pools for bathers this season. This foundational plan will allow us to respond more quickly to our clients once local health authorities provide more specific requirements.
Once local requirements are published, they will be reviewed by our team and your Regional Manager will be in touch to plan the details of reopening with you and defining a realistic target open date. Download our American Pool Client Plan for Operations During COVID-19 for a full breakdown of the operation requirements.
American Pool PPE Kit for Swimming Pool Operations
The swimming pool is no different than the other service areas that must adapt to enhance patron and worker safety. Every operating swimming pool must be equipped with additional CDC recommended Personal Protective Equipment to protect staff and patrons. We are in the process of assembling a kit that will include the materials to provide additional barriers from pathogens in the event of an emergency.
There are patterns of COVID-19 guidance emerging among states that lift restrictions on pool use. Based on these consistencies we encourage you to post signage to support proper hygiene and safety consistent with messaging from the CDC. We can provide and install these signs for you once we receive approval for the work. We will be marking off guard stations with non-skid tape to support their 6’ physical distance from patrons; a practice we have seen in some states already. It is possible that the local health authority requires additional materials for opening, but we expect these items to be necessary regardless and there won’t be time to procure them at a later date.
Finally, we would like to confirm that your facility is using an indemnity waiver, inclusive of COVID-19 risks, and request that we are added to that waiver as CONTRACTOR. Please contact us if you have any questions about this provision.
- PPE Kit – $147.99 (Single Guard Facility)*
- 2 Bag Valve Masks (1 Adult and 1 Infant)
- 1 Disposable Gown
- 1 Face Shield
- 1 Protective Goggles
- 1 Viral Filter for CPR Masks and BVMs
- *Multi Guard Facilities Will Need 2 Kits
- CDC Signage for Bathing Facilities (Includes Installation) – $39.87
- 1 Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing a Mask
- 1 Protecting Yourself – COVID 19
- 2 Washing Your Hands for 20 seconds (1 near the sink for each washroom)
- 1 Stop the Spread of Germs
- Installation of a Temporary Social Distance Perimeter – $20 per Station
- A temporary perimeter around all AP employee stations (lifeguard chair, lifeguard table, pass checker station, etc).
We anticipate longer than normal turnaround time in the procurement of PPE and custom signage, so we appreciate the approval of these critical items as soon as possible. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order and ask any questions you may have.
American Pool Client Solutions for Swimming Pool Reservations
Most pools will be operating at reduced capacity to support social distance this season and one of the best ways to manage attendance is through reservations, which is why we have partnered with Omnify to bring our clients exceptional value and ease of use through their Reservation System.
As an American Pool client, your community will experience the following advantages when you select Omnify as your Pool Reservation Solution!
- Preferred Pricing with Onboarding and Setup Assistance for your property at no additional charge!
- Priority Status for Service by a dedicated Omnify professional.