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 kit).
If an accident happens, there may not be time to look for needed materials.
Learn CPR and have 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 event.
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 drain clearly when swimming to prevent an accident or to see someone on 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 to play with moving equipment and interesting containers.
When having your pool professional or electrician check you pool system, the following list will be helpful in determining if your pool/spa electrical system meets basic electrical safety requirements. Be certain that:
Pool lightning circuit and all electrical outlets within 20 feet of the pool are protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI).
Pool lighting circuit has a dedicated circuit breaker properly sized for the application.
Pool light junction boxes are a least 48 inches from the edge of the pool and raised at least 12 inches about the water level.
All electrical equipment and metal objects within 5 feet of the pool are properly bonded.
An electrical shut off for pool lighting and equipment is accessible in case of emergency. pool covers pool safety equipment and pool safety fences