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Pool Safety

1. Adult Supervision:

No matter what your age or skill level, increase your pool safety and enjoyment by ensuring there is always at least one non-swimming adult present for supervision. A whistle from the adult may meet some resistance, may even sound overwhelming but it sure comes in handy when you need to alert and get everyones attention promptly.

2. Fencing:

Encloses the swimming pool area by minimum 4’ high enclosure types: Chain link, wood, ornamental, etc. Important: Present ideas/plans to your building contractor and homeowners association where applicable before proceeding.

3. Automatic or manual safety covers:

Non- penetratinng cover that completely covers pool blocking access to pool water Types: Meets ASTM F13-46 Standard

4. Alarms:

Alarms trigger loud sound to warn parent or guardian. Types: Door exit/home security; Fence gate; Pool; Child

5. Rope and float line

Placed across the pool to swimmers of the separation of the deep end from the shallow end of the pool.

6. Life ring, Shepherd’s Crook (Hook)

These devices are used to pull someone from the pool to safety. All rescue equipment should be placed near the pool in a clearly marked in a readily accessible spot. Periodically check and keep all safety equipment in good condition.

7. Emergency information and safety kit.

A first aid kit is always a good idea to keep in a safe and convenient location. Periodically check to make sure the kit is well stocked with all the essentials. Most importantly, post all CPR, emergency (911 or other) contact information and warning signs in a visible spot near the pool. You and your family may even perform regular pool safety drills to remind everyone what to do and where to go in event of an emergency.

8. Outside Telephone:

A cordless phone is convenient and a good idea especially if you need to call for help or information quickly and without leaving the pool area.

9. Sunscreen:

Choose the level of protection that is right for you and use it! Even on cooler, cloudy days, the ultraviolet rays from the sun can burn and cause damage to skin cells.

10. Toys, Games, Floats, and more:

They provide countless hours of fun and enjoyment for everyone. Make sure that all devices are safe and age appropriate for each individual. Never leave any toys, or games in or around the pool. Put them away for security and safety.

11. Cleaners, Chemicals, and Maintenance:

All cleaning and maintenance supplies should be kept in a locked storage area, away from children and pets. Always check supply labels for proper storage requirements and expiration dates.

12. Contact us at Southern Pools about the safety features incorporated in the design and construction of your pool!

State Licensed Certified Residential Pool / SPA Contractor           Sean Jones, CPC #1457060