Swimming Pool Safety
Distinguished Pools is committed to pool safety. Even if you don't have children, being safety conscious is essential for the well-being of everyone who may find themselves on your property, invited or otherwise. Whether you already have a pool or are considering building a pool, please take a moment to review the following information.
Layers of ProtectionSafety advocates promote "layers of protection" to prevent drowning:
- Supervision: Eyes-on supervision means no reading, talking on the phone, or other activities that may divert attention from watching children in or near the water.
- Barriers: Prevent inadvertent access to your pool, spa, and other water features by having proper barriers in place.
- Be prepared: Can range from ensuring your children know aquatic survival skills and learning CPR yourself, to knowing where the electrical cut-off switch for your pool or spa pump is.
Pool BarriersThe National Association of Certified Home Inspectors has a great article on barrier guidelines.
Aquatic SurvivalIf you do have young children in the house, consider water safety lessons. Several of our clients have completed Fin 2 Swim lessons.
We believe so strongly that all children should be safe around water that Distinguished Pools will reimburse our clients for a set of inital lessons (up to six weeks) for up to two children living in any household where we build a new pool. Fin 2 Swim provides lessons to children ages 6 months to 6 years.
If you'd like to talk to us about water safety lessons, or get more details on our reimbursement offer, don't hesitate to call or email us.
Safety LinksThe Consumer Product Safety Commission has several pool and spa safety publications available that cover a range of topics, such as drain entrapment, barrier guidelines, and general safety tips.
The American Academy of Pediatricians provides this list of Pool Safety Tips.
Drowning Prevention from the State of California.
Get pool and spa safety tips, safety checklists, and a printable water watcher tag from SafeKids USA.
Learn about Healthy and Safe Swimming from the CDC.