Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation
6.3 Water Play Areas (Pools, Etc.)
6.3.1 Access to and Safety Around Bodies of Water
18.104.22.168: Deck Surface
A swimming pool should be surrounded by at least a four-foot wide, nonskid surface in good repair, free of tears or breaks (1).
RATIONALEThis standard is to prevent slipping and injury of children and adults and to allow supervising caregivers/teachers to walk around all sides of the pool.
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS22.214.171.124 Pool Toys
- ASTM International (ASTM). 2009. Standard practice for manufacture, construction, operation, and maintenance of aquatic play equipment. ASTM F2461-09. West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM.