Swimming pools are synonymous with sunshine, summertime, and splashing your cares away.
From the thrilling swim meets, to the fruity popsicles, to the beach balls bopping around, swimming pools are one of the happiest places to be…
But with any body of water, there's a certain degree of risk.
One of the best ways to improve risk management at your swimming pool is to keep digital records.
Here are 9 of the risks that digital records mitigate, to keep swimmers smiling all summer long.
1. Lifeguard Liability
Not only do I need records of my lifeguards' certification, but I also want to keep my lifeguards current on trends in CPR and safety procedures.
In addition, it's important to assign my most seasoned lifeguards to oversee peak swimming times and teach swimming lessons.
Storing lifeguard certification and expertise digitally ensures that forms won't be damaged or lost, and provides a quick reference point for optimal scheduling.
2. Being Short-Staffed
One of the most dangerous things for a pool is to have insufficient lifeguards on the stand.
But, inevitably, employees call out sick.
The digital messaging app for my pool allows me to quickly connect with my staff to fill a shift, and allows employees to post shift change requests, reducing the risk of an understaffed pool.
3. Slide Injury
Digitally recorded slide inspections are crucial to my pool.
Of greatest importance is protecting my swimmers against sliding board injury.
Secondarily, I need protection against claims should someone's unsafe actions result in injury on my slides. Digital inspections minimize the risk of both.
4. Maintenance Mishaps
Recording maintenance issues, as well as scheduling sanitation maintenance, is imperative for keeping compliant.
Broken equipment or unsanitary conditions are not only a danger to my members, but also to my member retention.
Digital records assure me that things are in tip-top shape.
5. Chemical Imbalance
We have all jumped in a pool that smelled overly chlorinated, or in contrast, had a layer of scum on top.
Recording chemical records digitally, I can make sure that neither is an issue at my pool.
When my lifeguards switch shifts, they can easily see what has already been done and what they need to address, preventing unsafe swimming conditions.
My digital member management system helps safeguard my pool and my members from trespassers or unregistered guests.
Digital member records solve the problem of guests writing a fraudulent name on a sign-in sheet or skipping the sign-in sheet altogether.
7. Patron Overload
Trying to manually count a bunch of swimming bodies or track how many people are coming and going is an exercise in futility.
Digital patron counts keep my bather loads compliant and guarantee safe swimming space for my swimmers.
8. Heat Exhaustion & Sunburn
Digital time clocks prevent me from over-scheduling a lifeguard in the hottest part of the day.
Being able to see who's checking in and out, and track time on the stand, even when I am not at the pool, helps me protect my lifeguards, especially if they pick up additional shifts.
9. Property Damage
Digital punch cards help me track exactly who is at my pool and when.
While property damage or theft at the hands of employees is unexpected, it can happen.
Digital records are an indisputable way to reclaim any loss.
When it comes to safety at swimming pools, digital records are essential.
There is simply no better way to minimize the risk associated with manual record keeping.
DigiQuatics is the industry leader in record keeping, replacing 16 apps and processes with one simple system.
A member of the Association of Aquatic Professionals and a 5-star Google Business, DigiQuatics is exceeding industry standards.
When it comes to swimming pool safety, would you want anything less?
Join thousands of others and safeguard your pool with DigiQuatics today!