Swimming Pool Blog

- General Safety Tips
  • Portable Swimming Pool Safety
    Rob Cox
     Because of the low height of portable pools, the ease of access, and an attitude that it's a safer pool, nearly 10% of child drownings in the US during 2010 occured in "Easy-Set" style Intex pools. If you are considering one of these pool types, or if you already own one, make sure to follow the guidelines above, to prevent another tragedy from occuring in your own backyard.

    Monday, March 07, 2011 8:38 AM
  • Top 5 Hazards around your swimming pool
    Rob Cox
    When we speak about Pool Safety and Layers of Protection for swimming pools, we primarily focus on drowning prevention of swimmers and access prevention for non-swimmers. We may spend so much time working to prevent tragedy that other dangers around a swimming pool may be ignored. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water - here's a list of 10 things that can otherwise go wrong around a swimming pool.
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:15 PM
  • Backyard Pond Safety
    Rob Cox
    backyard pond safetyBackyard Ponds, Water Gardens, Ornamental Ponds and Fish Ponds. Lovely to look at, relaxing to behold, and dangerous for young non-swimmers. If your backyard contains an open, natural water feature of depth greater than 6 inches, precautions for safety should be addressed.
    Monday, July 26, 2010 2:24 PM
  • Aboveground Pool Safety
    Rob Cox
    above ground pool safetyAboveground pools - are they safer than inground pools? That is a common statement made by an above ground pool salesman, that because of their height they are harder for small children to get into, and because of their depth, easier to stand up inside of. Most above ground pools do not have deep ends, and although pool depths are getting deeper now, with dealers offering up to 54" depths, the standard may still be considered 48 inches.
    Monday, July 12, 2010 7:43 PM
  • Pool Party Safety Tips
    Rob Cox
    For most people I know, whether spending the holiday weekend at the beach or down by the river, or making a trip to the community pool, or enjoying their own backyard pool, the Independence Day holiday will involve hot days and cool water. Many of our customers have been planning their pool parties for weeks, including "getting the pool ready". If your holiday will be spent near, in or on the water - have a great time, but remember these water safety rules
    Saturday, July 03, 2010 10:44 AM
  • Summer is Here - Time to do a Pool Safety Scan
    Rob Cox
    pool safety scanNow that you've got your swimming pool opened, water restored to a blue hue, pump and filter doing their job on schedule...it's time to take a look at pool safety. Whenever opening a pool, it's a good idea to give a Safety Scan. This is not one of those trademarked terms, just a phrase I use to describe looking at the entire pool area and adjoining areas, for possible, maybe probable, Safety Issues.

    Monday, June 07, 2010 9:33 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
  • 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
  • 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