Water Park Safety
The water park industry has produced an excellent track record of delivering safe family recreation. In fact, a visit to a water park is the safest way for families to play together in the water. Achieving these results is not as effortless as floating down a lazy river attraction, however – it takes a great amount of dedication and teamwork each day.
- MEMBER ALERT: The first edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) was released on August 29, 2014, and is now available from CDC online at http://www.cdc.gov/mahc.
- Model Aquatic Health Code
The first edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) was released on August 29, 2014, and is now available from CDC online at http://www.cdc.gov/mahc. The MAHC was written by industry experts (many of them IAAPA waterpark members) and covers a broad range of topics relating to the aquatics industry.
The industry supports the development of the MAHC.
- Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act
The VGB was enacted in 2008, and aims to prevent entrapment drowning. IAAPA continues to be involved in the implementation of the law.
FAQs on VGB Compliance: Questions about the VGB? Check out this CPSC-prepared document first.
Waterparks Community: More information on VGB and tips for compliance.