Your pool can give you, your family and guests many years of fun and relaxation. By learning and adhering to a few simple safety standards, you’ll help ensure an enjoyable pool experience for you, your family and your friends.
Keep Your Eye On Children At All Times:
Whenever children are in or near water, competent adult supervision should always be on hand. Water is quite a draw to small children, so adults should be watchful at all times around any water element, even when swimming is not on the agenda. Never assume that flotation devices will suffice - there is no substitute for constant adult supervision. Even a child that has participated in swimming lessons still needs adult supervision.
Display All Signs and Stickers:
A warning sign and safety labels should have been provided and installed by your pool professional. It is important to permanently display safety rules and review all rules with all of your guests prior to allowing them to enter your pool as this will help ensure that everyone using your pool will use it safely.
It’s Always Safety First:
When entering a pool, proceed with caution. Always enter FEET FIRST! Consult with your pool professional to determine applicable safety standards for diving in your pool. A person must know the depth of the water, the configuration of the bottom and the slope of the bottom before you should allow anyone to dive. If there is any doubt, do not allow your guests to dive or slide headfirst.
Don’t Impair Your Judgement:
When you gather around the pool, don’t add anything to the mix that might impair reaction time or decision-making ability such as alcohol and/or drugs. Anything that can cause sleepiness, drowsiness or that raises or lowers your blood pressure should be avoided when you plan to be in or around the pool. Even a small amount of alcohol or drugs can affect a person’s judgment and increase the risk of injury around your pool.
Look To the Pool Industry Professionals:
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) represents companies and individuals in the swimming pool industry and is committed to safe, healthful and enjoyable use of pool industry products. The APSP provides a variety of useful tools for pool professionals and consumers, including the excellent brochure, “The Sensible Way To Enjoy Your Inground Pool” to learn how to avoid swimming related accidents.
A Fence Makes Sense:
Install secure enclosure around your pool area to avoid unauthorized or unsupervised use. Consult your city, county or state codes or regulations for building and safety requirements for your backyard pool.
Radiant Pools are designed and intended for private residential use only. Swim Safely please.