Water Falls and Pools Have Potential to Limit Water Clarity and Visibility

Murky Pool Water

Water falls and pools can be a dangerous combination. Waterfalls present safety issues that allow for swimmers in need of rescue to go unnoticed by alert life guards. The photo above depicts an area of a pool that was over 8 feet deep. A dummy was placed at the bottom of the pool directly below the area where the water was falling into the pool and the dummy was completely invisible due to the water surface conditions created by the waterfall.

Owners of waterparks and pools using waterfalls must train their staff to be alert to water fall areas because of the increased danger of water clarity issues affected by waterfalls and pool surface water