Pool And Water Safety For Your Family
- Post emergency instructions, including 9-1-1
and CPR in the pool area.
- Have a phone available in the pool area to
be used for emergencies.
- Have life safety equipment ready to use in
case of an emergency. For example, a life ring
with rope and a hook.
- Remove all toys from the pool area or any
item a child would be interested in obtaining.
- Never allow children to play in the pool
- Regularly maintain your latches and springs,
greasing them often.
- Keep chairs, tables and other furniture away
from pool fences. Kids can use them to climb and
gain access to the pool area.
- If possible, place pool furniture inside
- Even empty buckets and play pools are
dangerous: small children can drown in 2 inches
- Lock all exterior windows and doors.
- Keep keys out of reach of children.
- Install second lock, out of reach of
children. A three or four year old can easily
reach a normal height lock.
- Lock pet doors.
- Ensure doors are self-closing and
- Lock all accessible entries to yard
- Walls & fences should not be less than 5
feet or more than 6 feet.
- Installed fencing should be a minimum of 20
inches from waters edge.
- All openings to pool area require
self-closing and self-latching gates.
- Latching gate should be at least 54 inches
- Private doors with access to pool area
require self-latching and self-closing doors
with locking gate 54 inches above grade
- All windows within 5 feet of waters edge
must be safety glass.
- All gaps in fencing should not be more than
4 inches. In chain link fencing gaps should not
be more the 1.75 inches.
- Contact Michele Long at 480-644-2294 or
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