Swimming Pool Blog

- General Safety Tips
  • California Pool Laws: Vol 1 - Pool Safety
    Rob Cox
    Essentially, if you are planning to sell your home, or do any extensive pool renovations that require a permit, you will need at least two of the pool safety devices mentioned above. And of course, all new pool construction must display two approved safety devices, or risk failing the final pool inspection.
    Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:14 AM
  • Simple Steps Save Lives: Teach & Learn
    Rob Cox
    Third in a series of Pool Safety blog posts, promoting the video series Simple Steps Save Lives, from PoolSafely.Gov. Let's all Pool Safely this summer! Tips on pool safety to keep kids safe around pools.
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016 11:25 AM
  • Simple Steps Save Lives: Pool Safety Systems
    Rob Cox
    Pool Safety Product tips from ppoolsafely.gov. Second in our series of videos in the series Simple Steps Save Lives
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:37 AM
  • Simple Steps Saves Lives - Part I: Supervision
    Rob Cox
    Pool Safely this summer Part I: Poolsafely.gov video series Simple Steps Save Lives is presented here, with transcript. Let's have a pool safely summer!
    Friday, May 06, 2016 12:59 PM
  • Pool Safety Systems & Practices
    Rob Cox
    As summer draws near and warm weather brings our backyards to life again, take the time to look objectively at your pool safety protection. No pool is completely safe from danger, but there are steps that every pool owner can take to be sure that the pool safety systems are working properly.
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:58 PM
  • 21 Swimming Pool Safety Tips
    mark garcia
    21 tips for improving pool safety around your backyard swimming pool. Plus, a Printable Pool Rules sign that you can paste to the 'fridge!
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 1:40 PM
  • Lifeguard Skills for Pool Owners
    Rob Cox
    Lifeguard skills for pool owners - knowing how to properly guard your pool, with active adult supervision, takes some learning. Here's some best practices for pool owners to become better lifeguards of their own pool!
    Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:07 AM
  • Family Swimming Pool Safety Summit
    Rob Cox
    Time to hold the annual Spring Safety Summit - so gather up family and friends, for a light discussion of possible backyard dangers. Here's some tips on how to hold your own pool safety meeting - so that everyone's collective pool safety awareness can be raised.
    Friday, May 02, 2014 10:24 AM
  • Guide to Swimming Pool Safety
    Pool safety - here's some thoughts from a parent (and pool owner) on how to make your pool safer. Also, introducing the Australian Kids Alive - Do the Five campaign.
    Friday, April 18, 2014 9:33 PM
  • Proper Adult Supervision: How to Guard the Pool
    Rob Cox
    Active adult supervision means maintaining eye contact with your swimmers at all times. It should also mean getting in the pool with your swimmers, especially when they are young swimmers.
    Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:15 AM
  • Pool Party Safety
    Rob Cox
    Pool Party season is upon us, and this being National Water Safety Month, it's a great time to review some pool safety information - in particular, how to host a safe pool party.

    Each year, hundreds of emergency room visits are made for near-drownings or diving injuries. In most cases, a lifeguard was not designated.
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:10 PM