Pools should be fenced off from the house and gated.
Make sure that there are no objects near the fence that could allow a small child
to climb over and into the pool area.
All gates should be self-closing and self-latching.
Gate latches should be inaccessible to small children.
Install additional safety measures, such as pool alarms, motion detectors, and pool
covers. Adult supervision is a must for children.
Assign an adult to supervise the pool area during social gatherings.
Make sure you have effective supervision.
The safety tips listed above are provided as a tool to help you, your family and
guests enjoy a safe water environment. They are not intended as an exclusive reference
for those using a residential swimming area or as a substitute for professional advice.
Please refer to a qualified pool expert regarding proper safety installation and
operation of your pool or spa as well as safety measures and equipment.
Never allow small children to be left alone near a swimming pool.
Guardians and babysitters should be instructed about safety hazards in the pool area.
Do not rely on floatation devices or swimming lessons to protect a child.
Look in pool area first if a child is missing.
All adult supervisors should learn cpr.
Keep a telephone near the pool area for emergency calls.