Your safety comes first, and it’s important to follow certain rules to keep the swimming pool a safe, fun space. Please note that your swimming pool and/or hot tub is to be used at your own risk. Keep the following safety tips in mind as you enjoy time in and around your pool:
What are basic pool-side safety instructions?
- Walk, don’t run, when on the pool deck or surrounding patio areas to avoid falling and injury
- Use sunscreen of at least 30 SPF to avoid skin damage and burns
- Know water depth before using the pool or jumping into the water. Do not dive into the pool.
- Use a life jacket for anyone unable to swim confidently
Do I need to keep access gates closed?
Yes. All access points to the swimming pool should remain closed at all times. This is for the safety of anyone (especially children) that may be at an increased risk for pool related accidents.
Does the pool need to be supervised while in use?
Yes. If anyone under the age of 14 is in or near the water, an adult should be present for active supervision.
Should I know CPR?
It is advised that all adults know how to perform CPR, in case of an emergency. It is highly advised that at least one person present know CPR.
What is the additional pool safety equipment for?
Equipment such as fences, gates, locks, alarms, and drain covers, are provided for your safety. Please do not tamper, modify, or disable any of these items, and only use lifesaving equipment in case of emergency.
Should I stay away from the drains?
Yes. All persons should stay away from the drains at all times.
Who do I call in case of an emergency?
Do guests and other members of my family need to know pool safety rules?
Yes. If your pool is being used by anyone, whether they be friends, family, or children, they should know the basic pool safety rules.
What are the hot tub safety instructions?
- Hot tubs should not be heated above 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- Check the temperature before entering the water
- Pregnant women and young children should not use the hot tub
- Consult a physician before using the hot tub if you have a history of heart disease, circulatory problems, diabetes, or blood pressure problems
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