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A Safe Pool is a Fun Pool

Pool & Spa Safety Information

As with any activity, it’s important to be aware of common sense, safety steps to keep the enjoyment going all season long.  Understanding these safety steps will help you enjoy your pool, spa or hot tub responsibly. Bringing together your family and friends to enjoy time relaxing poolside can be one of life’s simplest pleasures. Swimming pools, spas and hot tubs provide you with relaxation, fun and lifetime of memories shared with your loved ones.

The Northeast Spa and Pool Association and its members believe a Safe Pool is a Fun Pool! 
Read about the Layers of Safety

Toys, Games, and Floats

Toys, Games, and Floats

All recreational equipment should be safe and age appropriate for each...

Toys, Games, and Floats

Toys, Games, and Floats

All recreational equipment should be safe and age appropriate for each individual. Never leave loose objects in or around the pool. Put them away for...
Fencing

Fencing

Fencing is another possible layer of protection. There’s a fence for every taste...

Fencing

Fencing

Fencing is another possible layer of protection. There’s a fence for every taste and budget, from wooden and chain link to ornamental and thick hedge...
A Safe Pool is a Fun Pool

A Safe Pool is a Fun Pool

As with any activity, it’s important to be aware of common sense, safety steps...

A Safe Pool is a Fun Pool

A Safe Pool is a Fun Pool

As with any activity, it’s important to be aware of common sense, safety steps to keep the enjoyment going all season long.  Understanding these...
Adult Supervision

Adult Supervision

No matter your age or skill level, increase pool safety and enjoyment by...

Adult Supervision

Adult Supervision

No matter your age or skill level, increase pool safety and enjoyment by ensuring that there’s always at least one non-swimming adult present for...
Life Ring

Life Ring

These devices are used to pull someone from the pool to safety.  All rescue...

Life Ring

Life Ring

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 and readily...


Layers of Protection

Safety comes first. It’s a way of life, especially around the pool. Not just for kids, but for everyone. In addition to supervision, NESPA supports the concept of layers of protections. This means that your pool, spa, or hot tub is equipped with several devices to delay unsupervised access or to warn of a child's presence. Layers of protection for consideration include: 

Adult Supervision

No matter your age or skill level, increase pool safety and enjoyment by ensuring that there’s always at least one non-swimming adult present for supervision. A whistle comes in handy to alert and command everyone’s attention promptly. There is no greater layer of protection than constant adult supervision.

Automatic or Manual Safety Covers

A non-penetrating cover can completely cover the pool and block access to pool water.  All safety cover types should meet ASTM F13-46 standard. 


Alarms

Alarms set off a loud sound – and even lights – to warn of potential danger. Consider home security features such as door and exit alarms, fence gate alarms, and water level sensors.

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 and readily accessible spot, and periodically checked to make sure it’s in good condition. 

Emergency Information

Post CPR, emergency (911 or other) contact information, and warning signs in a clearly visible spot near the pool. You and your family may even perform routine safety drills to remind everyone what to do and where to go in the event of an emergency.

Sunscreen

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

Maintenance Supplies

All cleaners, chemicals, and maintenance supplies should be kept in a locked storage area, away from children and pets. Check labels for proper storage and expiration dates, and follow manufacturers’ guidelines.

Fencing

Fencing is another possible layer of protection. There’s a fence for every taste and budget, from wooden and chain link to ornamental and thick hedge barriers. Present your plans and design ideas to your local building code office, homeowners’ group, or other regulatory organization before proceeding.


Locking Hot Tub Cover

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) recommends that all portable hot tub owners have a safety cover that locks.  Locking hot tub covers should meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) F1346-91 safety standard.


Rope and Float Line

Placed across the pool, the rope and float line alerts swimmers to the separation between the deep and shallow ends of the pool.

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit should be kept in a safe and convenient location and periodically checked to make sure the kit is well stocked with all essentials.

Outside Telephone

A cordless phone  or cell phone at poolside lets you call for help or information quickly, without leaving the pool area. 

Toys, Games, and Floats

All recreational equipment should be safe and age appropriate for each individual. Never leave loose objects in or around the pool. Put them away for security and safety. 

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