Pool Safety Tips

  • Your pool and/or spa will no doubt be a source of fun and relaxation for you, your family and friends. The following is a list of Safety Tips to remind you and the users of your pool or spa of some common safety practices when using or maintaining your pool or spa.
  • Install a safety enclosure around the pool with self-locking gates
    • Protect the pool from access by small children and animals
  • Supervise children at all times when they are in the pool enclosure
    • It only takes a second for a child to slip into the water unnoticed
  • Have rescue dquipment available (throw rings, life hooks and first aid kit)
    • If an accident happens, there may not be time to look for needed materials
  • Learn CPR and have CPR signs up to remind you of the procedures
    • Learning and keeping up ono CPR procedures can save lives
  • Teach children to swim
    • Teaching your children to swim is the best thing to do for them if you own a pool. It will be a lifelong benefit.
  • Never swim alone
    • There is no guarantee that y out will not need help. Even good swimmers need help occasionally
  • Do not swim in an inadequately lighted pool at night
    • You should be able to see all pool walls and the bottom clearly when swimming to prevent an accident or to see someone in trouble.
  • Protect children against access to pool or spa equipment and chemicals
    • Chemicals, electrical circuits and equipment can cause serious injury or death to children
    • Children are naturally curious and like to play with equipment and interesting containers
  • Properly maintain all pool drains and covers to prevent entrapment hazards
    • Broken or loose pool drains or covers can cause serious injury or death
    • Make sure your main drain is an anti-entrapment style main drain grate