Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation
6.3 Water Play Areas (Pools, Etc.)
6.3.2 Pool Equipment
18.104.22.168: Lifeline in Pool
A lifeline (rope and float line) should be provided at the five-foot break in grade between the shallow and deep portions of the swimming pool.
RATIONALEFor children’s safety, the five-foot depth boundary should be known to caregivers/teachers assisting children in the pool (1).
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS22.214.171.124 Lifesaving Equipment
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSA). 2014. Layers of protection to help protect pool, spa, and hot tub users, especially children under five years of age. Alexandria, VA: APSA. http://www.apsp.org/Portals/0/2016%20Website%20Changes/Safety%20Brochures/Layers%20of%20Protection