You, your family, and friends will enjoy a happier, healthier pool and spa experience if you remember the FSPA rules of:
S is for SUPERVISION - More than just a good idea
There's no substitute for ADULT supervision
Do not let anything or anyone distract you when a child is in or near a body of water, not even for a second
Keep your eyes on the pool at all times
A is for ALERT - Pay attention, Play smart
Toys A favorite toy left near the water can be a very strong attraction for a child. Toys, tricycles and other playthings should be stored away from the pool or spa area.
Store all chemicals, cleansers, and accessories safely and securely in appropriate areas.
Sunscreen Choose It and Use It! The sun is strongest in the summer months. Be sure to apply sun protection regularly while enjoyed the pool. No sun, just clouds? Be alert - Continue to use sun protection.
Remember to serve all food and beverages in non-breakable containers in the pool area.
Get out of the pool at the first sign of thunder storms.
F is for FREE - Be Substance-FREE
Never use a pool or spa while, or after, consuming alcohol or any drugs. Consult a physician if taking any mediation on a regular basis prior to swimming or using a spa.
E is for EMERGENCY Procedures - Get training and education.
T is for TEACHING - Never too old or too young.
Swimming Lessons - Everyone should be taught swim. Children of all ages should be enrolled in swimming lessons or a program to familiarize them with the water. Check your local YMCA, Parks and Recreation departments or other local programs near your area.
Diving - Learn safe diving. Know the depth of the water prior to diving. Never dive into shallow water. Never dive into an aboveground pool.
Y is for YOU
By thinking about SAFETY all the time, YOU are being a RESPONSIBLE pool owner and user! Thank You!
* Keep a list of emergency contact numbers pool side.