Las Vegas swimming pool safety first!
Pool safety means adopting critical water safety steps to assure that everyone has great summer at the pool. Whether it be a residential or public pool or spa, everyone can always take additional steps to be safe while having fun.
Pool safety in Las Vegas & Henderson is the key to having a fun and enjoyable summer. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives, a national public education campaign to help reduce childhood drowning’s, non-fatal submersion injuries and entrapments.
SIMPLE RULES TO FOLLOW AT THE POOL
To assure a safe and fun experience, it is a good idea for parents and families to start safety practices and water safety steps for home pools and spas.
STAY CLOSE, BE ALERT AND WATCH CHILDREN IN AND AROUND THE POOL
- Watch children when they are in or near a pool or spa.
- Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and any other opening to avoid entrapments.
- Always have a phone close by when you or a family member is using the pool or spa.
- If a child is missing, look for him/her in the pool or spa first.
- Share safety rules with family and friends.
LEARN AND PRACTICE WATER SAFETY
- Take swimming lessons.
- Learn CPR for adults and children, and regularly update your skills.
- Know life-saving skills so you can assist in a pool emergency.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR A POOL OR SPA
It is recommended that a residential pool or spa be inspected by a trained inspector. Properly maintained facilities can reduce the risk of drowning’s, submersions and entrapments. A trained pool and spa professional can evaluate water quality, safety equipment and physical condition of the facilities. Here are a few safety measures to keep in mind.
- Install at least a four-foot tall fence around your spa with a self-closing or self-latching gate. Encourage your neighbors to do the same.
- Install a lockable safety cover on your spa.
- If you have young children, it is encouraged to have door alarms and window guards for additional protection.
- Have compliant drain covers for your pool and spa.Ask your pool service provider if you are unsure or are not compliant.
- Maintain pool and spa covers.
- Check into using a surface wave or underwater alarm.
WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY POOL SAFETY TOOLKIT
Drowning’s are preventable. It is easy to prevent death or injury; simply by placing proven safety measure into practice. CPSC recommends that everyone have a Safety Toolkit placed near your pool or spa.
What Should I have in my Safety Toolkit?
- First Aid kit.
- Scissors to cut hair, clothing or pool cover, if needed.
- Charged phone to call 911
- Flotation device.
If you need any Las Vegas swimming pool safety materials or a pool inspection, contact Rick the Pool Dude at 702-445-1348.