The perimeter is the transition point between the aquatic facility (inside) and the outside world. Staff members, supervisors, suppliers, medical personnel, and clients all enter and exit the perimeter when it is appropriate to do so. In some cases, different entry sites are used for different purposes.
Organizing/monitoring the perimeter of an aquatic facility is a function of allowing appropriate entry/exit, preventing inappropriate, unauthorized access, and maintaining entry and exit points for cleanliness and functionality. Some organizing principles for the perimeter include:
- Opening and closing procedures
- Facility inspections
- Controlled distribution of keys and security codes
- Emergency access
- Delivery access
- Incoming and outgoing mail
- Access to email, social media, and the Internet
Establishing a Secure Perimeter
An aquatic facility’s perimeter must be secure to prevent unauthorized access to the water.