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The information below has been developed to be used as a guide for basic recommendations for safe pool usage, and is not a substitute for good judgment, common sense, responsible pool ownership, and constant adult supervision whenever a pool is in use.


Safety Rules

  1. All users should be familiar with the rules for safe use of the pool before they enter the pool area. This includes family and guests!
  2. The screen enclosure doors, and safety devices should always remain intact and operational.
  3. Use the buddy system. No one should swim alone.
  4. No child should ever be allowed in the pool area or pool without constant adult supervision.
  5. A person who appears intoxicated or under the influence of a substance of any kind should not be permitted to swim.
  6. Make no assumptions. When you have guests over, always ask, “Do you know how to swim?”
  7. No running or horseplay of any kind should be allowed in or near the pool area.
  8. All drains in the pool should be properly covered. No one should play with or near a drain cover or drain. If any drain cover, suction fitting or jet is broken or missing, close the pool and contact our service department.
  9. Make sure the pool and pool area are well lit when used after dusk.
  10. Always enter the pool feet first. A pool that is not equipped with a diving board is designated as a NON-diving pool, and no one should make a headfirst entry (diving or otherwise) into that type of pool.
  11. No one should climb on or jump off rock boulders, waterfalls or any other structure not intended for entrance into a pool.
  12. No one should stand or play on a pool cover.
  13. Keep emergency phone numbers posted and a phone available in the pool area.
  14. Always keep a safety equipment near the pool, including a flotation device and something you could reach out to someone with from the pool deck (i.e. a pole).
  15. Always keep a First Aid kit in the pool area.
  16. Keep any pool chemicals safely stored in accordance with manufacturer instructions and where they cannot be accessed by children.
  17. There should be no electrical devices in the pool area unless they are protected by a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter).

Additional Information

Provided in your Nautilus Pools orientation package, the following resources are available:

  1. The Sensible Way to Enjoy Your In-ground PoolMandatory Reading
  2. Children Aren’t Waterproof
  3. Pool and Spa Emergency Procedures
  4. Swimming Pools and Storms
  5. Proper Pool Care and Maintenance Guide

Additional information is available from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission at PoolSafely.gov, and at Florida Swimming Pool Association http://www.floridapoolpro.com/safety

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