Posted on 07/15/2015 at 12:00 AM by Chad Higgins
Happy Swimming and Soaking
Your pool and/or spa will no doubt be a source of fun and relaxation for you, your family, and friends. To help everyone further enjoy your pool and spa, 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 the 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 equipment available (throw rings, life hooks and first aid kits).
In an accident happens, there may not be time to look for needed materials.
Learn CPR and CPR signs up to remind you of the procedures.
Learning and keeping up on 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 you 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.
Chemicals, electrical circuits, and moving equipment can cause serious injury or death to any child exposed to these threats. Children are naturally curious and like play with moving equipment and interesting containers.