Water Safety Awareness Saves Lives!

Awareness and understanding of water safety practices can reduce the risk of serious injury. Following safe water tips are essential for you and your family to have years of enjoying your pool.

Playing it smart makes sense...

A number of very important items that are essential for the safe use of your pool.  These devices include:

  • Safety ropes, which should remain in place at all times.
  • “No Diving” signs where they can be clearly visible
  • An area sign affixed in the pool area where all users can see it.
  • Necessary means of exit and entry into the pool.
  • Fencing with a self latching gate, and other barriers that can assist parents in preventing unsupervised access to the pool by children.
  • Approved drain covers and other devices to protect against suction entrapment.
  • Minimum required inlets and returns to ensure proper water circulation.
  • Appropriate in-pool lighting if the pool will be used after dark.

All of these devices should be installed in accordance with ANSI/NSPI or ANSI/APSP standards, as well as State and local statutes and codes.

Water Safety MonthMay is National Water Safety Month.  In celebration of that, the American Red Cross, APSP, National Recreation & Parks Association, and the World Water Park Association celebrated this month by providing a large amount of safety information on the NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH WEBSITE.  We suggest that you take the time to read the information they have provided.  It will not only help you and your family at home, it will also help you understand current national safety standards.

Here is some basic safety information:

Diving boards and slides require minimum depths and distances and must only be installed and used in strict compliance with the equipment manufacturer’s specifications and ANSI/NSPI or ANSI/APSP standards. If the pool is labelled by us as NON-DIVING, then diving equipment may not be installed and any such equipment must be removed before the pool is used.

Smart pool owners always think safety first. They take specific steps to ensure that their family, friends and guests are knowledgeable about the safe and sensible use of their pool. They also:

  • Ensure that their pool is never used unless there is adequate supervision.
  • That their pool is kept in good repair and is not used when there is a missing or broken drain cover or other component.
  • Ensure that ALL CHILDREN using their pool are supervised constantly.
  • That anyone under the influence of alcohol, drugs or stimulants that would impair their abilities or judgment does not use the pool.
  • That their pool is protected by appropriate barriers to unsupervised entry including fencing with self latching gates, covers, alarms, etc..

Make sure your builder supplies you with all of the safety information that accompanies your pool and installs the enclosed warning stickers and area signs where they can be clearly visible to all who use the pool.

Here is some information available for download here on our website (PDF format):

For more information, we suggest that you visit the following safety related websites:

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