Swimming Pool Blog

  • 20 Kid's Activities to Promote Water Safety Awareness
    Rob Cox
    watersafety.orgToday, March 26, 2010 is Water Safety Awareness Day, and the education and interest in water safety (and pool safety) runs from now until August. Founded by the Virginia Water Safety Coalition, Water Safety Awareness Day has spread to many states through out the U.S.. Many communities are expanding their water safety awareness programs as a proven method of reducing accidental drownings.
    Friday, March 26, 2010 1:40 PM
  • Swimming Babies
    pool babiesThere’s a slim chance your young one will grow up to be the next Michael Phelps but getting your little one to start swimming at a very young age can have lots of other benefits which don’t include several gold medals. Researchers have documented that early swimming has a stimulating effect and has the potential to increase intelligence, alertness, emotional and physical development. Another obvious reason to teach young children to swim is to avoid a drowning incident.
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:14 AM
  • Barriers to Entry
    fence around poolBarrier to Entry is the technical term for a good, solid pool fence. There is a difference between a fence and a barrier, however. Fences come in all types of shapes and conditions, but a Barrier, that is meant to keep out non swimmers. Fences may or may not be climbable, a Barrier is not. A fence may have a loose, rickety gate held in place with a bungee cord, but a Barrier - does not.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:40 AM
  • POOL SAFETY: Footprints on the Web
    Rob Cox
    pool safetyWho are the major players in swimming pool safety on the internet? Which websites create the most influence, drive the most support for education and legislation for the safe use of swimming pools? Swimming pools can be dangerous, especially to small children. In an average year, over 300 young children drown in swimming pools and spas, and over 2000 emergency room visits occur for near drownings.
    Monday, December 21, 2009 4:29 AM
  • CPR in a Swimming Pool Environment
    learn cprThere is no place that the skill and training of lifesaving tactics come into play more than around a swimming pool. Accidents happen all the time. Drowning, heart attacks and injuries happen every day around pools and you should be ready and trained if you own a pool, or spend more than a few hours a week around a swimming pool. Here is a guide for performing CPR, and a few other rescue tips.
    Sunday, December 13, 2009 12:47 PM
  • The Dangers of Underwater Pool Lighting
    swimming pool electrical hazardsWith endless possibilities and technological advances in pool lighting, more and more pools are being equipped with numerous lighting techniques. Not only does backyard and pool lighting add to the beauty of your backyard, it also helps create a safe environment.
    Monday, November 16, 2009 3:52 PM
  • Swimming Pool Fencing
    Adding that extra layer of protection use to mean calling in a professional to install fencing. Removable fencing nowadays is simplistic and can be installed by the average homeowner using a rotary hammer drill. The first step in setting up your pool fencing is to decide what size panels will be needed to comply with regulation and deciding what manufacturer to go with.  

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:22 PM
  • Slip & Fall Hazards around the Pool
    Accidents occur wherever we go. We are human and mistakes happen but to limit dangers and hazards we need to pay attention to detail and do our part to prevent injuries. A swimming pool in the backyard is a place of relaxation and recreation but also has the ingredients to become a safety hazard. Unforgiving concrete decks combined with water can create a danger.
    Monday, October 12, 2009 5:37 PM
  • The Safety and Security of your Backyard Swimming Pool
    Swimming pools are becoming more common in the backyard of homeowners. When acquiring a pool you are also acquiring an additional responsibility as well as a liability. Drowning accidents are typically silent so preventing the accident, as opposed to responding to the accident, is key. Safety barriers can be used to limit accessibility and add extra security to your pool.
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:40 AM
  • Swimming Pool LifeSaving ~ 10/20 Protection Rule
    Some people think lifeguards have it easy. Nice tan, sit around the pool all day, hang out with your friends. That is what it may seem like, but far from reality. Life saving is not only a hard and tedious job, but is also requires full, undivided attention. Continuous surveillance of a pool full of splashing, yelling children, adults on pool floats and rowdy, loud and diving teenagers. All at once.
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 11:23 AM
  • Pool Fence and Pool Gate Care And Repair
    The most important piece of pool safety equipment is a pool fence. A broken, bent or non functioning fence or gate can spell disaster. A pool fence is the one barrier that will protect you from a lawsuit, so make sure that your pool fence is self closing, functional and secure. 
    Monday, August 17, 2009 2:36 PM