Aquatic Facility Operations

The following documents represent suggested guidelines and best practices and are available as a benefit of membership for download in PDF format.


Release Date

Aquatic Trend Watch - Swimming Pool Programming in B Class PoolsOctober 2019 
Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas (Spray/Splash Pads/)
Note: Updated - Originally released in May 2017
April 2019 
How To Safely Clean a Pool Filter: Guidelines and Best Practices 2019 April 
Aquatic Worker Personal Protective Equipment Guideline 2019 April 
How to Safely Clean A Pool  2019 January 
Pool Pumps Guidelines and Best Practices  2019 January 
Aquatic Worker Training, Risk and Hazard Awareness Guideline  2018 September 
Aquatic Safety Plan Template 
Note: Shared with permission of Canadian Red Cross
2018 September 
Aquatic Safety Plan Guide  
Note: Shared with permission of Canadian Red Cross
2018 September 
The Re-calibration of Ontario’s Pool, Spa and Splash Pad Regulations (565) 2018 August 
Ontario Outdoor Class “A” Pools: Regulatory Overview and Operational Best Practices 2018 August 
Docks, Marinas and Other Recreational Water Areas: Guidelines and Best Practices 2018 August 
Ontario Class “C” Pools: Waterslide 2018 August 
Managing Colour Vision Deficiency and the Recreation Worker 2015 October 
Maintaining Safe Swimming Pool Indoor Air Quality
2015 September
Swimming Pool Chlorine Gas Safety
2015 September
Who Is A Supervisor Under the OHSA  2015 February 
25 Years Later - Is WHMIS a Workplace Trap?  2015 January 
Guidelines for Basic Awareness Training  2014 September 
Recreation Facilities Environmental Guidelines  2014 June 
Recreation Staff Working Alone  2014 May 
New and Young Worker Employer Guide  2014 April 
Guidelines for Reporting Critical Injuries  2013 August 
PPE for the Aquatic Professional 2012 November
Serving a Diverse Population: Pool User Trends, Changing Attitudes and Behaviour 2012 November
Ministry of Labour - "Safe At Work" Strategy: Personal Protective Equipment  2011 October 
Regular Structural Inspections are Key to Controlling Snow Load Failures 2010 February 
Facility Noise and the Potential for Long-Term Hearing Affects  2009 December