At Swimmingpool.com, safety is of the utmost importance. Here’s some of the best resources and organizations for water safety:
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA)
"The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), formerly known as the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, spa, and hot tub manufacturers, manufacturers’ agents, builders, designers, distributors, suppliers, installers, retailers, and service technicians.
Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, PHTA offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at all levels, to consumer outreach and public safety."
You can find their safety resources here: https://www.phta.org/safety/public-safety/water-safety-brochures/
You can download a copy of their consumer safety brochures below:
- The Sensible Way to Enjoy Your Inground Swimming Pool
- The Sensible Way to Enjoy Your Aboveground/Onground Swimming Pool
- The Sensible Way to Enjoy Your Spa or Hot Tub
- Children Aren't Waterproof
- Entrapment Avoidance Guidelines
- Layers of Protection
- Pool and Spa Emergency Procedures for Infants and Children
- Plan Your Dive, Steer Up
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.”
Coronavirus Disease – COVID-19
According to the CDC there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. For the latest and most up to date information on the Coronavirus please visit the CDC website.
“To improve pool and spa safety, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives, a national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments.
The campaign is a call-to-action for consumers and industry to adopt proven water safety steps and join a national conversation about pool and spa safety by sharing best practices and other life-saving information.”
Become Water Competent
Water Safety USA launched this campaign in 2018 to better ensure the public enjoys safe and fun times in and around the water. We hope you will share and spread this important message campaign with your readers, colleagues, and customers through the below press release and attached infographic.
May is National Water Safety Month
National Water Safety Month is an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance with support from the National Recreation and Park Association, the American Red Cross and the World Waterpark Association.
These organizations represent businesses and other individuals and agencies involved in bringing safe, enjoyable aquatic activities to the American public, from home pools and spas to waterparks and resort, to public swimming and water recreation facilities.
Learn Pool Safety Tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance’s List of Recommended Pool Safety Equipment
Water Safety at Home from Safe Kids Worldwide
Home Pool & Hot Tub Safety from the American Red Cross
National Drowning Prevention Alliance
Swimming Lessons from Step Into Swim
The Adventures of Splish & Splash Mobile App
Learn Laurie Berkner’s “Pool Safely” Song
Print a Pool Safety Coloring Sheet