Swimming Pool Blog

- General Safety Tips
  • Interview with the Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Myles McMorrow from Poolcenter.com recently had an 10 question interview with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on what they are doing for the pool industry.
    Friday, July 24, 2009 9:02 AM
  • Pool Slide Safety: Swimming Pool Slide Rules
    Pool slides are fun for all ages, but there are risks involved with using them. There have been countless injuries from misuse, ranging from scrapes and bruises to deaths. It is very important to follow these helpful safety tips when you are using a pool slide. Swimming pool slide rules are here. Print this list of Swimming Pool Slide Rules and make all slide users learn the list!
    Tuesday, June 02, 2009 8:55 PM
  • Backyard Pool Main Drain safety
    Swimming pool main drain safety has been a big issue of discussion these days. Entrapment injuries and more common that you might think. It happens more than you think. So much in fact, in 2008 the Federal Government enacted the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:53 AM
  • Pool Safety: Diving Rules and Diving Board Safety
    pool diving signDiving boards are fun. And rarely dangerous. There must be over a million dives performed every year. High dives, cannonballs, belly flops; too many to keep track of! We can keep track of diving and diving board accidents, however. According to a USA Today report, 6500 children and teens have to visit hospital emergency rooms each year because of swimming pool diving injuries. 

    Saturday, May 02, 2009 11:38 AM
  • May is Pool & Spa Safety Month ~ Let's Get Safe!
    May is Pool Safety Month. If you hang around POOLCENTER.com long enough, you know that we are very vocal on pool safety Issues. Here are some facts and tips for making your pool a safer place to be.
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 6:00 PM
  • Pool Safety and the Pool Owner
    As a father of an active toddler, swimming pool safety is always on my mind these days. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov ) did a study on drowning in the USA .The results revealed that 75% of submersion victims were 1-3 years old, 65% of whom were boys.
    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:58 PM
  • Above Ground Pool Safety
    above ground pool fenceWe spend a lot of time talking about pool safety around here at POOLCENTER.com ~ and this article deals with safety measures for small and large above ground pools. Pools that may be only 24" deep - could this be dangerous? More and more localities and states think so. New legislation, most recently passed in New York state, requires that any body of water with a depth of 24" or more to have a pool alarm.
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:14 PM
  • Swimming Pool Safety Checklist
    Spring 2009 is here! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and those of you in warmer climates are starting to think about that swimming pool! Before you take that  first swim, give your pool an overall safety assessment. Do it Now, before the accident happens!
    Friday, March 13, 2009 11:13 AM
  • Pool Safety: Have a Safety Scan

    Once you have your pool opened, taken care of your chemistry requirements, and got the equipment up and running, it's time to make sure your pool is as safe as possible. 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. There is a term that is trademarked, I think - called Layers of Protection. It would be helpful to the discussion of a Pool Safety Scan if I start by talking about the layers of protection surrounding a swimming pool.
    Monday, June 09, 2008 1:10 PM

  • Pool Safety Tips
     Anyone who has been to a community pool has no doubt heard the lifeguards shouting at children "No running!". A whistle is blown and everyone is told to slow down. There’s nothing that can ruin a fun pool party like a trip to the emergency room. Especially for something that could have been avoided. Swimming pool accidents are responsible for many injuries and deaths per year. Not only is drowning the most common cause of death of children under the age of 5 in many parts of the country, But countless of other injuries occur each year from falls, entrapment and just plain carelessness and negligence. The first and foremost thing we all need to do, is just use common sense.

    Thursday, May 08, 2008 11:48 AM