Swimming Pool Safety | Safety Reference for Swimming Pools and Spa Installations
Safety Net Installation
Swan Pools considers safety very important. This is an excellent example of a safety net.
Removable Safety Fence
Having a removable safety fence is an excellent way to keep small ones and toddlers away from the water's edge. However, always remember to never leave anyone unattended in the backyard with a pool and/or spa. Accidents can and will happen and are very unfortunate and dangerous.
Automatic Safety Cover
Pool and Spa Emergency Procedures for Infants and Children
Important guidlelines set forth by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals to help prevent drowning accidents and to handle emergencies related to infants and children. Describes the techniques of infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Developed in cooperation with a leading pediatrician and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Children Aren't Waterproof
Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death for American infants and children under the age of five. This safety brochure by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals stresses that there is no substitute for responsible adult supervision and contains drowning prevention tips for pools, spas and hot tubs.
Layers of Protection: To Help Protect Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Users, Especially Children Under Five Years of Age.
The information that follows lists a number of options that should be evaluated as possible components of a layered approach to safety. APSP suggests that all pools, spas, and hot tubs be protected. A minimum four-foot-high barrier that completely surrounds or encompasses the pool is common, but the barrier may include fencing, a wall of the house, or a safety cover that is installed per manufacuturers' instructions. Owners should always check, and comply with, state and local codes or ordinances requiring fences or other barriers.
The Sensible Way to Enjoy Your Inground Swimming Pool
This booklet has been prepared by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) to inform you about general safe use, operation, and maintenance of your pool. It represents the current knowledge of the industry but is not intended to cover all aspects of pool design operations, installation, and maintenance. Refer to specific manufacturer's instructions for more details on product installation, use, maintenance, and safety and keep them along with this booklet for ready use and reference. Be sure to pass them along to future owners or renters.
Swimming pools are intended to provide many hours of enjoyment. Just as with any product, you and only you can determine if your pool is used sensibly. The key to safe use of a product is a sensible and informed consumer.
The Sensible Way to Enjoy Your Spa or Hot Tub
This booklet has been prepared under the auspices of the Consumer Awareness Committee of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals to inform the public about operating and maintaining your spa or hot tub.
It represents the current knowledge of the industry, but is not intended to cover all aspects of spa and hot tub design, operation, installation and maintenance. Refer to specific manufacturer's instructions for more details on product installation, use and maintenance. Keep them, along with this booklet, on file for reference. Be sure to pass them along to future owners or renters.
Spas and hot tubs are intended to provide many hours of enjoyment. However, as with any product, you and only you can determine if your spa or hot tub is used sensibly. The key to safe use of a product is a sensible and informed consumer.