POOL SAFETY TIPS


YOUR GREATEST WATER SAFETY ASSURANCE COMES FROM ADOPTING AND PRACTICING AS MANY STEPS AS POSSIBLE.

Adding an extra safety step around the water can make all the difference. You can never know which safety step will save a life - until it does.


Stay close, be alert and watch

  • Always watch your children and never leave them unattended
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings
  • Have a phone close by at all times
  • If a child is missing, check the pool first
  • Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors

Learn and practice water safety skills

  • Learn to swim; it's fun and good exercise
  • Know how to perform CPR on children and adults
  • Understand the basics of life saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency

Have the appropiate equipment

  • Install a fence around the perimeter of the pool and spa of at least four feet in height
  • Use self-closing and self-latching gates
  • Make sure the pools and spas you use have compliant drain covers
  • Install a door alarm from the house to the pool area
  • Maintain pool and spa covers in working order
  • Have life-saving equipment such as life rings or reaching poles available for use