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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE EXPERIENCE MAKES




Pool Safety


Children Aren't Waterproof





DROWNING PREVENTION TIPS
Drowning is one of the largest causes of
accidental death for American infants and
children under the age of five.
This site hopes to educate you so you can
enjoy your pool with your family and friends
with tips on how to help prevent these accidents.

1

There is NO substitute for adequate supervision.

2

Pools and spas are attractive to children,
and children must be kept away from them in the
absence of adequate supervision. A fence, wall
or natural/artificial barrier should completely
enclose your pool or spa. All gates or doors
leading from the house to the pool area should
have a self-closing and self-latching mechanism
that protects against unauthorized entry and use.
[ The inside latch should be above the reach of
toddlers or young children. ]

3

Check with your state or local government to
learn their specific legal requirements concerning
fencing around pools and spas. You cannot be too
cautious. If your pool, spa or hot tub is indoors,
lock the door to the room or have a cover that locks,
to keep out children and other unauthorized users.

4

Do not place objects [ e.g., chairs or tables ]
near the pool or spa fence that could allow a
youngster to climb over.

5

A clear view of the pool or spa from the house
should be assured by removing vegetation and other obstacles.

6

If you use a pool or spa cover, carefully read and
and follow the manufacturer's directions for safe
installation, use and maintenance. Always completely
remove the cover before using your pool or spa, to
avoid the possibility of anyone -- especially a small
child -- being trapped and drowning under the cover.

7

Drain any standing water from the surface of your
pool or spa cover. An infant or small child can drown
in even the smallest amount of water.



SAFETY TIPS

1

NEVER leave a child alone out of eye
contact supervision in or near the pool or spa
-- not even for a second

2

Access to the pool or spa should be limited
by locked doors and gates whenever swimming or
soaking cannot be supervised.

3

Keep toys, particularly tricycles or wheel toys,
away from the pool or spa. A child playing with these
could accidentally fall in the water.

4


Do not allow anyone of any age to swim without
a "spotter" nearby. Examples of good safety
behavior by adults are important for young children.




Always invite the parent of all children that are invited to use
the pool. Make everyone responsible for watching their own kids.

Also, designate one person to always watch the pool and not leave
that position until another adult is assigned that duty.

Swimming lessons are a great assist to children’s safety.
Some YMCA’s can offer training at you home pool.

Make sure everyone knows what “shallow diving” means.
(Steer-up immediately and no perpendicular entrance.)

"Inflatable swimming devices are always "deflatable": Be Cautious.
Try to use "Constantly Buoyant" Safety Swim Wear.

The Proper Protective Equipment in the first place helps save lives:

FENCE AND ALARMS


1

Make sure that you have a fence that surrounds the pool and that
it meets the most current CPSC design.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/pool.pdf

2

If house is included as part of the fence, add approved alarms
on all windows and doors that give access to the pool .

3

Install an ASTM approved alarm in the pool itself.

4

A life-saving hook on a single long (12’) pole is good to
have for even non swimmers to assist someone in the pool.

5

Automatic covers allow you to “lock” the pool when not in use.
Manual sliding covers are good too. These are on a pull-string
like a drapery that closes the pool when not is use.

You can have a lovely pool area and still have
peace of mind!






Serving all of the State of New Jersey,
Southern NY and Eastern Pa.

Please call us at
732-297-1362
for more information

Or email us at
inspection@poolsrv.com



[ Introduction ]
[ Pool Inspection for the Home buyer ]
[ Pool Inspection FAQ ] [ Winter Inspection Information ]
[ Selling Your Home With A Pool ] [ Pricing & Sign-up Form ]
[ Safety ] [ Diving Do's & Don'ts ] [ Emergency Help ]
[ Pool Covers ] [ Maintenance ]
[ A Commentary by Stephen Toff ] [ Contact Us ]
[ HALLOWEEN SAFETY ]



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