The Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation (GSPO) have been developed by personnel from a wide range of groups, in conjunction with international best practice, to support Pool Operators with providing a safe swimming environment. The GSPO does not have any legal status, however relevant authorities may use this document for enforcement purposes.
The purpose of the GSPO is to ensure that all Pool Operators understand their responsibilities with regards to health and safety in swimming pools. Ultimately, the purpose of this document is to reduce drownings and other water related injury as far as is reasonably practicable.
As guidelines may periodically change or be updated, this document is provided in a soft copy format.
For the purpose of these guidelines, 6 (six) types of Swimming facilities have been identified. It is important that the Pool Operator understands which category of pool they operate, and which guidelines are applicable to their facility. Below there is a description of each type of swimming pool. If the Pool Operator is still unsure, further guidance can be provided by contacting Royal Life Saving Bahrain.