Maintaining a Hotel Swimming Pool
For a Hotel a swimming pool represents a most important financial asset for investment. A swimming pool gives a precious development opportunity for the community and also an attractive recreational facility that can be shared amongst the public. Most hotel manager and governors usually realize the significance of ensuring that more hotel guests use these pools. Though, the existence of a swimming pool involves certain duties, including that of understanding the operational and professional requirements of plant maintenance.
Duty for the operation and management of swimming pools differs from hotel to hotel, depending on arrangements and status of the Local Management of Hotels (Lawson 1976). There can also be cases where the roles are shared with a third party. But in our case all swimming pool management duties are and will be directed to the pool manager always. The policy and procedures are discussed as follows;
The Management should be dedicated in ensuring that the association continues to take a leadership position in understanding environmental problems, helping the industry in assessing opportunities, and operations to assist members in fulfilling of environmental legal necessities. The management will provide hoteliers with the tools, resources and education to successfully employ sustainable strategies. The structure will play a major role with the meeting arrangement community in crafting procedures. The management understands the importance of environmental sustainability of new structures due to the need for taking care of the environment. The structure will incorporate the latest technology in construction of its facilities so as to be part of the latest campaign in making structures that release the minimal amount of pollution to the surroundings and in tandem, maintaining the same level of efficiency as it was originally planned.
Building of the facility is expected to show high levels of sustainability as a company that will be awarded the tender must display its commitment in use of recycled materials. The company that is to be awarded the construction contract must show its willingness to construct environmental sustainable facilities by recycling its materials. The materials to be recycled might include waste concrete from other construction site or the steel used. The company must show how in the past it has taken part in the sustainability program by either purchasing recycled scrap metal for its use or taking part in the actual recycling.
The amount of energy that will be used in the hotel is a major concern since much energy is required in lighting, cooking, warming and other activities in the hotel. If the hotel were to concentrate on using electricity, it would result to accelerated emission of carbon into the air as a due to accelerated demand hence high pressure on power generating companies to produce more electricity. To take care of this, there will be provision of solar panels. Solar panels will be fitted on the facility rooftop to utilize the sunshine. In addition to cutting on costs of the power, solar panels ensure that the power provided is clean and free from any toxins (Thiele, 2013, pp. 45-48). Power from solar panels ensures that the low demand of electricity that would have been used is kept on minimal levels and as a result, the fossils that are burnt to aid release energy are saved.
In addition to the use of solar panels in the rooftop, there will also be use of solar thermal technologies for water heating. There will be a need of continuous flow of both hot and warm water in the facility, this means that the energy that could be used would be too high and if the hotel chose to use electricity, it would result that there would be high demand in electricity. In the place of this, solar thermal power which involves the use of pure solar heating system for water for heating would ensure that there exists an unceasing course of heated water while at the same time keeping the electricity consumption to the minimal.
In addition to low use of electricity, we will also adopt a strong recycling program. There are many wastes in a hotel that range from plastic waste to paper wastes. The hotel aims at establishing a clear collection method of the waste by both encouraging the guests to make good use of the dustbins and having a regular waste collection system. The hotel will employ people who will specifically deal with the waste collection and also partner with the local authorities who are involved in waste collection plan. After the waste has been collected, it will be placed on separate bags with each waste on its own so as to ensure there is faster sorting of the waste before sending it to the recycling company. So as to ensure efficiency in this program, all money that will be collected from the program will go directly to those collecting the waste. The reimbursement will act as a source of motivation for those workers who will be more determined to collect more waste so as to earn higher rates of income (Sloan & Legrand, 2009, pp. 56-59).
Guests coming to the hotel will be encouraged to come with their own towels. Most customers who visit hotels and restaurants will use a fresh towel every day. Customers will always strive to get value for their money by exploiting all available resources; guests will use different towels every day in an effort to achieve this. Once the towel has been used on one person, it cannot be recycled. It is in this note that we aim to get the customers to re-use the towel they are provided with. This is a collaboration effort, and hence the hotel will try to encourage the visitors to re-use them by persuasion. Recycling of the towels and other products will help minimize waste. This will be achieved by posters on the rooms and also by mouth instructions during admission.
Water usage is also a major concern in the hotels and other public facilities. To ensure that there is water conservation, we will increase the customers’ awareness on the need for water conservation. There will be various stickers on the wall indicating the need of conserving the water. The employees and cleaners will also be subjected to massive training about the subject; they will be shown the need for moderate use of water for environment conservation.
In a bid to limit the water wastage in the bathrooms, the showers will be regulated and fixed with only small amount of water. If the washrooms are regulated on the amount of water that is allowed, they will eventually adjust to the conditions of cleaning with minimal water. Toilets should also have limited amount of water in flushing, an amount that will be just enough and not excessive. This will also minimize the amount of water that will be wasted (Entwistle & Lovegrove, 2010, pp. 56-57). The sinks will be fixed with auto turn off taps; these taps will be regulated in the amount that flows ensuring that there is no continuous flow for a long time. The main reason for the auto turn off taps is to make sure that there will be no wastage in case any person forgets to turn off the taps.
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