COVID-19 Pool Uncategorized

Village of Winding Trails-
The goal of the protocols outlined in this document is to minimize the risk of virus transmission in and around your Winding Trails.
Unattended Facilities are not permitted to operate at this time. Winding Trails is 2030 sqft, and will require 1 Lifeguard(s) and 1 Attendant(s) at all times to administer this plan. Facilities 25% capacity is 59.53833333 patrons. Lifeguards are present for the purpose of monitoring swimmer safety and performing lifesaving measures where necessary, and are not permitted to carry out functions of the certified pool operator, manager, or designee/attendant. Winding Trails is required to have an attendant within the pool enclosure to complete actions required by, and ensure adherence to, the operational plan when bathers are present.

Social Distancing
Promote and practice social distancing – Reduce bather load to 25% of approved bather load and maintain 6 feet between each person using and attending the facility.

2.3.1. Designation of Area – For purposes of computing swimmer and bather capacity for design, those portions of the pool five (5’) feet or less in depth shall be designated
“shallow areas”. Portions of the pool greater than five (5’) feet in depth shall be designated as the deep areas.
2.3.2. Bather Load. The criteria to be used for computing the bather load are as follows: Area/Pool Type Capacity – Winding Trails
Shallow Water 1226 sqft Calculated as 15 square feet per bather
Lazy River 0 sqft Calculated as 25 square feet per bather
Deep Water 7858 sqft Calculated as 25 square feet per bather
Deck 5993 sqft Calculated as 50 square feet per bather
Total Bather Load 238.15333330000001
25% = 59.53833333

Unique Pool Management will use this number to make changes to the furniture, entrance and exit procedures, and bathrooms. These may or may not include guides, ground markings, and signs to promote social distancing.

Health Screening and Monitoring
Monitor staff/attendant and guest health – Check the status of health and screen for COVID-19 upon arrival and monitor for symptoms throughout attendance.
 Unique Pool Management staff will have to check temperature before they come to work, if they have a temperature of 100.4-F (38-C) or above they will stay home and a different staff member will have to work the shift.
 Unique Pool Management will provide a sign at the entrance(s) listing COVID-19 symptoms that notifies patrons not to enter the facility if symptomatic or if they have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
 Unique Pool Management will provide a sign that states, Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, new or worsened cough, trouble breathing, new or worsening body aches, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
 Anyone sent home with symptoms should self-quarantine until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue or they have been cleared by a healthcare provider.
 Unique Pool Management will provide information to its staff about how to screen patrons and other staff for COVID-19 symptoms and will have the authority to send home anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or if they have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
 Unique Pool Management will keep a record of patrons and staff visiting the pool to assist health officials in identifying contacts should a patron or attendant become ill with COVID-19. This can be managed through use of membership cards or passes, entry key records or Point of Sale transactions. A hand written registry may also be used.

Protective Equipment
Mandate the use of protective equipment – Attendants and patrons (NOT
LIFEGUARDS) must wear fabric face coverings when not in the water or eating at dining tables.
 Patrons and attendants shall wear fabric or disposable face coverings when not in the pool or eating at dining tables.
 Unique Pool Management will provide each staff member with a protective mask and gloves, patrons will have to bring their own.
 Unique Pool Management will work with the facility to set out no-touch waste containers throughout the facility for discarding used protective equipment.
 Unique Pool Management employees will empty waste receptacles once or twice a day. Gloves shall be worn while emptying trash. After emptying trash, remove the gloves and wash or sanitize hands.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting
Clean/sanitize/disinfect – Bathrooms must be open at each facility and able to provide adequate hand-washing facilities, frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down with
EPA-registered disinfectants, and properly maintain the chemical balance of water to ensure continuous disinfection.
 Unique Pool Management staff will test pool water chemical balance every 2 hours of operation and prior to opening each day to ensure adherence to the requirements of the Saint Louis County Public Water Recreation Facilities Code(code).
 If water does not meet code specifications, the staff or attendant must
immediately close the facility and it must remain closed until such time as code requirements can be restored and maintained.
 Unique Pool management will post signs in bathrooms to encouraged everyone to wash their hands after using restrooms and prior to eating.
 Unique Pool Management will disinfect frequently touched surfaces throughout the facility often, such as shower and toilet fixtures and handles, door knobs, handrails, ladders, pool coping edges, counter surfaces, touch pads, light switches, baby changing stations, play structures, counters, lounge chairs, etc., using the EPA List N disinfectants that are best suited for your aquatic venue.
 No pool toys will be allowed at any time, this to include but not limited to the following: pool noodles, kickboards and floatation devices, water guns, balls of any kind.
 Unique Pool Management will promote the discontinued use of shared objects that cannot be easily cleaned and/or come into contact with the face, nose, or mouth, such as goggles, nose clips and snorkels.
 Unique Pool Management is not allowing any parties or group events,
gatherings, or meetings both in and out of the water where social distancing of at least 6 feet between people who don’t live in the same household cannot be maintained.

Food Service and Vending Machines
Unique Pool Management is not responsible for any food services or concession stands. If your facility has one of these, the facility will have to follow the St Louis County guidelines.

Unique Pool Management will close the facility any time that any part of the operational plan cannot be accomplished; including, but not limited to, lack of hand-washing materials or facilities, lack of PPE, inadequate pool water disinfectant, or inadequate number of a certified pool operator or designated attendants to complete the plan. The facility can re-open once operators are capable of carrying out all parts of the plan.