Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury or death for children ages one to four. Furthermore (Source: NY State Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2007)):
As parents, you should know that adult supervision is the only way to prevent accidents. You should maintain constant visual contact with your children whenever they are near, or could get near, any body of water. Unfortunately, most accidents occur when there is a lapse in supervision, even for a short time.
At The Ultimate in Pool care, though we thoroughly believe that home and public pools, spas, or hot tubs provide healthy, relaxing recreational opportunities for families and others in their own backyards and public recreational facilities, our staff continues to work with nationally and locally recognized safety groups to provide information to assist pool, spa, and hot tub owners in meeting their safety needs. That said, the following links are provided to help you learn more about how to keep your families, friends, and visitors safe and healthy in and around bodies of water:
Documents by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (or PHTA, formerly the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, provided courtesy of NESPA (the North East Spa & Pool Association):
Documents by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, provided courtesy of NESPA:
Additional information regarding water safety can be found via:
At The Ultimate in Pool Care, we care greatly about both your enjoyment and safety in and around your pool and spa. If you’d like us to conduct a safety survey of your pool and/or spa, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 631-242-2667, or via our Contact page.