The Swim England Facilities team provide expert guidance on sustainable pool design, management and health and safety to ensure pool builds are efficient, effective and sustainable for the owner. The team also advise on pool refurbishments to achieve improved facility performance.
Working nationwide with local authorities, leisure consultants, architects, designers and sports specialists, the team look beyond fit-for-purpose criteria and advise on suitability, regeneration, ROI, local engagement and sustainability for your location.
The team is responsible for leading, creating and sharing industry guidance and documents on pool builds in key areas such as: design, water treatment and supervision in pools.
Our servicesThe team offers consultancy and advice in the following areas:
Risk Assessments & H&S Audits This is a legal requirement for all public swimming pools and needs expert competencies to construct (charge). Risk Assessments & PSOPS This is a legal requirement for all public swimming pools and needs expert competencies to construct (charge). Expert Witness When things go wrong the team provide this service as contributors to all the health and safety guidance that impacts on the swimming industry at a negotiated rate. Facility Strategies & Reviews The team provide support to local authorities when they need to develop aquatic provision strategies and reviews free of charge. Pool Certification This is a requirement for competition swimming pool where Home Country and International records may be set. There is a charge for this service Design Briefs The team provide guidance on how to construct a detail design for all types of pools free of charge.
Alternatively the team can produce a customised design brief at an agreed price.
Site Condition Surveys When an older swimming pool needs refurbishment or is being considered for “asset Transfer” the team can provide the necessary site condition survey based on swimming pool management experience (charge). Problem Solving Reports Occasionally a facility experiences a problem that is difficult to resolve and we can help e.g. fixtures & fittings performance, poor pool hall air quality (charge). Practical Pool Plant Training Sessions The team can offer practical training on your site’s swimming pool plant.
This service compliments the IOS provision of regulated training programmes (charge).
Health & Safety Training The team can provide a range of training sessions on such activities as manual handling, fire prevention, COSHH and water treatment (charge). Site Condition Surveys When an older swimming pool needs refurbishment or is being considered for “asset Transfer” the team can provide the necessary site condition survey based on swimming pool management experience (charge). Insight / update seminars The team organise annual seminars on swimming pool related issues and industry webinars free of charge.
Contact DetailsIf you would like to discuss a pool issue, contact the team using the details below:
- Swim England Facilities Team
T: 07884 061928 / 07583 063340
FAQ Information Views: 601 Keywords: Created: 12.09.2018 Updated: 12.09.2018
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The decision whether to allow wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs on to the poolside must be risk assessed and the resulting protocol included within the Swimming Pool Operating Procedures.
Download guidance from the Facilities Team.
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Many parents with more than one child when taking their children to a swimming pool are often exasperated when they are told they cannot take more than a certain number of children in the pool without additional adult supervision.
Download this guidance to find out why
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Swimming club officers are acutely aware that different supervisory systems operate in swimming pools.
Read the guidance which will help club officers risk assess the safety of their swimmers in these environments and determine if they need to provide adult supervision from club volunteers to reduce their vulnerability.
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Download guidance which includes a list of activities and the depths of water required.
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