b. Marking signs and buoys should be placed to clearly mark the swimming
c. Lifesaving equipment and first aid kits should be readily available to
a. AR 40-5 does not provide specific standards for swimming areas (pools and
bathing beaches). Instead it refers to TB MED 575.
b. The primary authorities responsible for sanitation in swimming areas are:
The Surgeon General who sets the standards of water sanitation and
(2) The post commander who has overall responsibility for swimming areas
and who enforces the sanitation standards.
(3) The Chief of Engineers who handles the design, operation, and
maintenance of swimming pools.
c. Polluted water in swimming areas can transmit disease. The major diseases
that are transmitted by contaminated water are intestinal infections, respiratory
diseases, and ear-eye-nose infections. Fungal diseases can also be transmitted from
polluted water. In some parts of the world natural bathing areas can harbor the
helminth (worm) that causes schistosomiasis.
d. The post commander relies on the methods for operating and maintaining
e. There are five basic types of swimming pools:
The recirculation-with-filter pool.
The flow-through pool.
The fill and draw pool.
The wading pool.
The spray pool.