Swimming Pool Blog

- General Safety Tips
  • May is Pool Safety Month!
    Rob Cox
    The most important thing you can do this month is to review pool safety tips and create a solid set of Pool Rules, and make every effort to make your pool as physically safe as possible, with as many Layers of Protection as you can make practical.

    Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:47 PM
  • CPR - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR, can be a life saver if/or when an accident happens around the pool area. Knowing what to do and going into action fast can be the difference between life and death for the victim. First, perform an ABC, then CPR if need be.
    Friday, March 15, 2013 9:42 AM
  • Designing Pool Safety
    Rob Cox
    When building an inground pool, a good pool designer naturally incorporates some elements of safety such as visibility from the house, and pool fencing requirements in your local area. Some pool designers may be familiar with building Layers of Protection around a pool, and mention these things during your time together. But some may not - so be sure to ask about ways to make your pool inherently safer by design.
    Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:12 AM
  • Winter Pool Safety Tips
    Rob Cox
    Winter Pool Safety: It's easy to be less aware of the pool and the danger it presents during winter. Accidental submersion by the very young or very old, or falling on the pool cover, with only an inch of water on it, can be lethal. Here's some tips for pool safety during the winter, whether or not you winterize your pool .
    Monday, November 05, 2012 4:41 PM
  • Swimming Pool Safety Scan
    Pool Safety Scan, give your pool a Layers of Protection inspection, make corrections needed to keep your pool safe. Pool Safety scan can be done in as little as 10 minutes.
    Monday, June 11, 2012 3:05 PM
  • Pool Safety Checklist
    Exercising caution around your swimming pool and continually making sure that safety measures, in and around the pool, are in place can be the difference between years of swimming enjoyment and tragedy. Routine inspections can help you to have peace of mind and comfort in knowing your loved ones are safeguarded from a possible mishap.
    Friday, January 27, 2012 12:20 PM
  • Swimming Pool Safety: Creating Layers of Protection
     As a responsible swimming pool owner you will want to evaluate the safety of your home and swimming pool, introduce multiple layers of protection, and continually make sure the safety barriers you have implemented are in proper working condition.  Swimming pool safety should not prevent you from having a good time but take note that most pool related accidents can be avoided with the proper layers of protection.
    Friday, November 11, 2011 12:37 PM
  • Fall Swimming Pool Safety Checklist
    Time to do a pool safety scan! Whether or not you close your pool for the winter, or enjoy that blue water all year 'round, taking some time twice per year to inspect your pool for pool safety concerns makes good sense. Think of it like checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, important details that can be forgotten easily.
    Monday, September 26, 2011 2:45 PM
  • It's never too late to Learn to Swim
    Rob Cox
    Millions of Americans - by some estimates over 30 Million adults, cannot swim. Many of these non-swimmers were raised by non-swimming parents who passed on their fears or ignorance to their children. Some had a near drowning experience, and since that time, kept a safe distance from the water. For many, economic disadvantage prevented them from enjoying the sport of swimming.
    Thursday, July 07, 2011 4:53 PM
  • Is your pool main drain unsafe?
    Rob Cox
    Entrapment injuries in pools and spas have become a hot topic in the last few years. With the passage of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act in 2007, commercial pool operators were forced to upgrade their pool and spa drains. Single main drains can be hazardous when connected to a large pump. Many drownings, injuries and even bowel evisceration have occured in hundreds of cases in the U.S. in the last 10 years.
    Friday, May 20, 2011 8:24 AM
  • Organize a Pool Safety event in your neighborhood
    pool safety monthPlan your own pool safety event fair. Partner up! Promote the event. 5 steps to planning your own water safety events to promote pool safety and swim instruction
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:58 PM