For millions of Americans, swimming pools and spas are great places for families to spend time together having fun. Yet it’s important to ensure everyone stays safe in and around pools and spas. Pool and spa submersions and drownings happen quickly, especially when they involve children. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer a telephone. Be alert to the hazards of drownings, non-fatal submersion injuries and drain entrapments—and how to prevent them.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) Announces $2 Million Available in Pool Safely Grants to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments for State and Local Governments; Read the Press Release | Apply for a Grant Now! – (CPSC-19-001, closes: 06/05/2019)
To pool safely means adopting critical water safety steps to assure that a great afternoon at the pool doesn’t turn into a tragic one. Whether at a residential or public pool or spa, everyone can always take additional steps to be safe while having fun. To this end, we’ve provided the following information for your review:
- The Virginia Graeme Baker Story;
- Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (as the result of what happened to Graeme Baker);
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
- ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business;
- ADA FAQ;
- New York State Pool Alarm Requirements;
- New York State Barrier Requirements for Outdoor Residential Swimming Pools;
- Basic Pool Safety Tips;
- Additional Pool Safety Requirements;
- LIPSA’s KIDSWIM Program.
Again, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 631-242-2667 if you have any questions about how to keep your pool & spa safe, or if you’re unsure about what these requirements mean.