The following have been developed within the ALFA Alliance and shared as national guidelines and templates for use within the industry:
Best Practice Guidelines For Water Management In Aquatic Centres – Sydney Water, 2011
ALFA partnered with Sydney Water to develop Best Practice Guidelines For Water Management In Aquatic Centres. This document summarises the most efficient operational procedures and management practices for aquatic centres. It was developed to help council and aquatic centre sustainability officers, facility managers and swimming pool operational staff to share the benefits that come from improved water management.
Smart Water Best Practice Guide – Aquatics & Recreation Victoria, 2010
The Best Practice Guide promotes our water as a highly valuable resource and provides a framework to guide and encourage efficient and cost-effective water use throughout the state. The Guide offers a general framework and information of water use efficiency tools/programs from which to begin assessing water supply and demand.
Managing Extreme Heat Guidelines – Aquatics & Recreation Victoria, 2010
These Guidelines provide an overview of the likely matters that could be taken into consideration when drafting operational policy to manage community aquatic and recreation centre operations during periods of extreme heat. The information contained in these Guidelines may be adapted in consultation with Council, Centre management and frontline staff, to ensure all necessary requirements and imperatives are met and considered.
Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Facility Development Guidelines – Aquatics & Recreation Victoria, 2011
These Guidelines are presented in a step by step process with accompanying schedules, which provide an outline of the key matters that a council should consider when either constructing a new or undertaking major refurbishment of an indoor aquatic and recreation centre.
Cost Benefit Analysis and Economic Impact Assessment Model – Sport & Recreation Victoria, 2009
A model to assists organisations in undertaking a Cost-Benefit Assessment and/or an Economic Impact Assessment associated with the development of a new facility or an extension/upgrade of an existing community sport and recreation facility. The model and user manual should be used in conjunction with each other to undertake the cost benefit analysis and determine the economic impact of the facility:
- Cost Benefit Analysis – Economic Impact Assessment Model
- Cost Benefit Analysis – Economic Impact Assessment Model – User Manual
Public Swimming Pool and Spa Pool Advisory Document – NSW Health, 2012
The primary purpose of the advisory document is to provide information and guidance to pool operators, environmental health officers, pool consultants and other swimming pool industry stakeholders on the appropriate modern standards to design, operate and maintain healthy swimming pools and spa pools.
Guide to Municipal Health & Wellbeing Planning – VicHealth, 2012
VicHealth have recently published two new resources to support local councils in preparing municipal public health and wellbeing plans (MPHWP). The Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires councils to develop a MPHWP every four years. In preparing the MPHWP, councils are required to take into account the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. The Act also provides councils with the option to include public health and wellbeing matters into their Council Plan or other strategic plan.
- Including Public Health & Wellbeing Matters in the Council Plan or Strategic Plan – A resource for local government planners
- Guide to Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Planning
Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation – RLSSA 2016
The RLSSA Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation clearly set out the requirements for a safe aquatic facility and are a must for managers of aquatic facilities. The GSPO also contains invaluable information for local government, facility owners, architects, engineers, duty managers and pool lifeguards.
The Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation are a Subscription based service provided by RLSSA.
The GSPO includes 92 guidelines across the following seven sections of aquatic facility operation:
- General Operations
- Technical Operations
- First Aid
- Facility Design
- Low Patronage Pools