Posted December 05, 2018 09:04:12When it comes for baby pools to replace plastic, it is not easy to get everyone to agree.
In the end, it all depends on how the baby is conceived and what kind of pool the parents choose.
The latest issue of Plastic Baby Pool magazine, published by the German Consumer Association, lists plastic definitions in terms of both dimensions: width, height, depth and size.
These three measurements are used to determine whether a pool should be used for a newborn or an adult.
The new standard was developed by the European Federation of Pool Services (BPS) in 2016, and was approved for use in 2018 by the Dutch National Pool Association.
The new standards were adopted by the Netherlands as well, in 2018.
“This is an issue that has to be addressed by all stakeholders in the pool industry, and it will be up to each pool to decide what is the best use for the pool,” said Peter M. Hirsch, head of pool marketing at the Dutch BPS.
“We want to provide safe, effective and environmentally sustainable pools, where we can all participate and share in the fun.”
For example, a pool with a width of 16 inches is acceptable for newborns and a width less than 16 inches should not be used.
Pool owners will have to make sure the pool meets the new criteria, such as not being too deep or too shallow.
Pool owners also have to consider the type of baby they have in mind when deciding on a pool, whether it be a male or female, said Hirsch.
The pool will have the option of having an alternative baby born on the first day of life.
The BPS said that there are also new requirements for pools that are already operating.
The guidelines state that pools must have water that has a maximum capacity of 1.5 liters and a minimum capacity of 2 liters per person.
The BPS does not want to discourage the use of a baby pool for an older child.
“The most important thing is to find the pool that best suits the baby and the parents,” Hirsch said.
In Germany, pool owners will also have the opportunity to choose a name, as well as have a logo that is visible from the pool.