BEING SAFE IN AND AROUND A POOL
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.
- 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!
- The screen enclosure doors, and safety devices should always remain intact and operational.
- Use the buddy system. No one should swim alone.
- No child should ever be allowed in the pool area or pool without constant adult supervision.
- A person who appears intoxicated or under the influence of a substance of any kind should not be permitted to swim.
- Make no assumptions. When you have guests over, always ask, “Do you know how to swim?”
- No running or horseplay of any kind should be allowed in or near the pool area.
- 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.
- Make sure the pool and pool area are well lit when used after dusk.
- 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.
- No one should climb on or jump off rock boulders, waterfalls or any other structure not intended for entrance into a pool.
- No one should stand or play on a pool cover.
- Keep emergency phone numbers posted and a phone available in the pool area.
- 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).
- Always keep a First Aid kit in the pool area.
- Keep any pool chemicals safely stored in accordance with manufacturer instructions and where they cannot be accessed by children.
- There should be no electrical devices in the pool area unless they are protected by a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter).