Safety Tips

Pool Safety

  • Never allow children in or near the pool without responsible adult supervision. A lapse in supervision can spell tragedy.
  • Access to your pool and spa should be restricted by a locked door or gate, especially when you're away.
  • Adults in the family should be trained in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CRP is the combination of rescue breathing and artificial circulation for victims of respiratory or cardiac arrest as a result of heart attack, drowning or other causes. You can obtain CPR training through your local chapter of the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
  • Demand that no diving take place following consumption of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not allow diving from the side or the shallow end of the pool, the slide or any other tall object that happens to be next to the pool. This reduces the diver's chance of striking the bottom or sides of the pool.
  • Pool depth markings, security fencing and a pool rules sign are recommended.
  • Safety equipment should include a life ring, shepherd's crook and a first aid kit.
  • Vacate the pool or spa area during a storm.
  • Teach your children to swim as early as possible!
  • When using solar covers, never let anyone in the pool until the cover is removed completely from the pool.
  • To prevent entrapment, never use a pool if any of the suction line grates are damaged or missing.
  • Remember you can't breathe underwater so plan accordingly!

Spa & Hot Tub Safety

  • Water temperature should not exceed 104° F.
  • Strenuous or physical workouts should be avoided immediately following your spa use. Heat relaxes your muscles and promotes the release of toxins from the body through perspiration.
  • You should not use the spa while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Limit soak time to no more than 15 minutes before showering and cooling down.
  • Do not allow children to use the Spa without supervision. It is not recommended for use by children six and under.
  • If you are taking prescription medicine, have a medical condition, or are pregnant, consult a doctor before entering spa.
  • Always maintain a proper sanitized level to avoid skin irritation.
  • Keep electrical appliances away from the spa.

Chemical Handling & Storage

  • Always read the product's label thoroughly before using the product.
  • Keep all products out of reach of children and pets.
  • Store chemicals in a cool, dry, well ventilated place, never in your home.
  • Do no inhale fumes or allow products to contact eyes, ears, nose or mouth.
  • Do no smoke around chemicals.
  • Wear rubber gloves and wash hands after handling.
  • Reseal containers carefully after use.
  • Never mix products together. Always add products into water, do not add water to products. Gassing and/or explosions may occur.
  • Never use a household or shop vacuum to clean up a chemical spill.
  • Do not drain chemically treated water on to lawns, plants, or into streams or lakes.
  • Do not overdose the water, this is costly and can be dangerous to swimmers and equipment.
  • Product spills should be handled immediately, per label instructions.