National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)

Since 1965, the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), has focused on creating healthy pools and healthy bodies by attracting more people to safer aquatic environments. The Foundation’s mission is to encourage healthier living through aquatic education and research.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Swimming can be hazardous due to the numerous diseases that may be transmitted by contaminated water and the dangers associated with diving accidents and falls on wet surfaces. In order to minimize these risks, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires the state's 3,500 swimming pools and spas to meet water quality and safety standards, including engineering design standards that apply to pools, spas, water supplies, bather preparation areas, and water treatment systems. The Department enforces these rules and regulations through plan approvals and inspections.

Illinois Swimming Pool and Bathing Beach Code

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity needed for a healthy life. However, it is important to be aware of ways to prevent water-related adverse health events. CDC's Healthy Swimming program provides information for the public and health professionals on a variety of subjects.

Fecal Incident Response Recommendations

Vomit and Blood Contamination in the Water

Model Aquatic Health Code

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children.

Guarding Waters

Guarding Waters, Inc. is a full-service aquatic management company that is able to handle your maintenance repair, chemical and staffing needs. As our lifeguards are licensed through Jeff Ellis & Associates, we provide the highest level of training as over 95% of all waterparks use lifeguards trained through Jeff Ellis & Associates.