Pool Safety Tips
At General Foam Plastics, we want you and your family to have a fun and safe summer in your new pool. Our primary concern is your family's safety, so please practice caution with any pool you purchase. We would like to share with you some pool safety tips and information. While many of these tips are directed towards children, pool safety practices are important for adults as well - especially those who may be inexperienced swimmers. We highly recommend that you review these tips and visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website at www.cpsc.gov for more detailed information.
To ensure that your children are safe, please follow these pool safety tips:
1. Please carefully read and follow manufacturers' instructions for set-up and maintenance for your new pool. Please also practice caution with pool chemicals and electrical equipment used near the pool and make sure to follow any safety advice found on their labels.
2. Do not leave children unattended in and around the pool. Carefully supervise children and closely watch them around water - even those who know how to swim.
3. Children can drown in only a few inches of water. Please practice caution with any type of pool you purchase - including child pools.
4. Please do not dive into above-ground pools. They are too shallow. Serious injury may result.
5. Prevent unsupervised children from accessing the pool. Do not leave the pool open and accessible since children can fall inside. The CPSC recommends installing physical barriers, such as fences with latched gates around pools to limit access and installing alarms on doors leading from the house to the pool. Regulations vary from state to state. Please see the CPSC website for more information and follow your local regulations.
6. Remove the ladder and completely cover an above-ground pool when not in use to help prevent children from entering. Please note that children may also be able to enter the pool by climbing up the sides. Make sure that the cover of the pool is completely lifted over the pool. Do not partially open the pool. Also make sure that your child does not walk over the pool cover.
7. Be prepared in case of emergency. Please make sure that there is always a life saving flotation device handy near the pool.
8. Keep rescue equipment, a telephone, and emergency numbers handy by the pool. We recommend that all parents, pool owners and those responsible for childcare learn basic CPR techniques in case of any accident.We want to encourage everyone to enjoy their pools and be safe. For more information about pool safety, please visit www.cpsc.gov. You can also call their Hotline at (800) 638-2772.