The South African government has just issued an update to its licensing guidelines for swimming pools.
In an effort to promote the pool, the government has announced that it will soon be allowing pool operators to register their swimming pools with the South African Police Service (SAPS).
The decision comes in response to the recent surge in drownings and other accidental drowning incidents in the country.
The South Africa Pool Association (SPA) says that the move is a step in the right direction, but there are many reasons to be cautious.
Here’s what you need to know about swimming pools in South African waters.1.
Pool operators must register with SAPS before they can be licensed.
Pool owners must register their pool with SAP before they are allowed to operate.
The pool operator must be registered with SAPD to operate in South East Africa.
The operator must have an approved swimming pool certificate (or similar document) from a government authority, and they must also comply with the following requirements:A swimming pool must be supervised by a pool operator or by an officer who is supervising an approved pool.
A swimming tank must be inspected every 3 months.
A pool must have at least one supervised child under the age of 18.
Pool operators can register with the SAPS by contacting the local SAPS office or by calling 0800-922-8010 (from South Africa) or 0800 872 8240 (from overseas).
In South Africa, the number of swimming pools is limited to six.2.
Pool licensing requirements differ for each pool type.
For example, pool operators in South West Africa can operate their pools in either a swimming pool or a swimming tank, but pool operators who are in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong or the Caribbean can only operate in a swimming facility.
In South East Asia, pool licenses can be granted to pool operators from a pool in the Central Highlands.
Pool owners in South America, Africa and Europe can only apply for a pool license in one of the above listed pools.
Pool license in the UK can only be granted by an SAPS-approved swimming pool operator.3.
The licensing process is complicated and lengthy.
It requires the applicant to provide information about their swimming facility, swimming pool equipment, swimming safety and pool management.
The applicant will also need to submit an application form, as well as a financial report, a list of swimming facilities in the pool area, a swimming certificate, a photo of the pool and a statement of insurance.4.
Pool licenses can only take effect when a pool is fully licensed.
For swimming pools that are not fully licensed, pool owners will have to renew their license and wait for the next renewal of the license.
For pools that have been fully licensed for at least 10 years, pool license is valid for 30 years from the date of the first renewal of license.5.
The fee for a swimming license varies depending on the type of pool.
The maximum fee for swimming license is $100.
The application form and financial report for swimming licenses in South Asia is available on the South Africa Police Service website.6.
Pool pools are not required to be licensed in every province and territory.
Pool fees vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and the number and type of pools are also determined by the size of the local population.
In the United Arab Emirates, pool fees are $1 per day, while in South Korea they are $5 per day.7.
The swimming pool is a public swimming area and is open to the public for recreation and other purposes.
It is not required for swimming in a private pool.
Pool facilities must be clearly marked and not be open to public entry.8.
The SAPS has issued an advisory warning pool owners that swimming in pools that can be closed to the general public is not allowed.
Pool safety is always paramount.
If you find a pool that is not swimming safely, call the SAP immediately.