At home my parents run a holiday park. One of the facilities that the park has is an outdoor swimming pool that is open throughout the summer months of the year. Due to health and safety laws within the PSOP (pool safety operating procedure) Swimming pools are required to have certain safety features. Swimming pools over a certain size are required to have a lifeguard, as our pool is smaller laws require that there should be a means of attracting the attention of staff should a problem within the swimming pool area arises.
The second part of the problem is that only one of the doors that enters into the pump room are locked and although the door at the rear of the pump room is only accessible from through a gate it is possible that people can go through the gate and get into the pump room. I would need a function that could alert people if there was an intruder within the pump room Users of the project There will be two different types of users using the piece of equipment, one group to raise the alarm and another group of people to operate and control the alarm.
The group that raises the alarm will be the paying customers of the park and sometimes local residents; they can range from the age of 1 – 70+ years of age. The other group is the one which control and operate the alarm, this will be a small group of about 12 staff who work on site 2 of which control the day to day running of the pool with the remainder having access to control ‘the project’ and disable it.
As the alarm system that I am going to design and make is for around swimming pool areas there are different design needs that need to be considered if the alarm was to be placed indoors in a dry area. Depending on which design I opt for at this stage I am predicting that part of the project will be undercover and other parts will be out in the open. This may cause implications as to what materials I use and how the project is constructed. The main control box will be placed inside with the trigger being exposed outside along with the alarm feature.