On January 1, 1989, a 21-month old toddler named Stew Leonard III lost his life in a drowning accident. This sparked his parents to pledge that they would do everything in their power to prevent this tragedy from striking other families.
In 1990, that toddler’s parents, Kim and Stew Leonard Jr. founded the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation in memory of their son. Since this time, the charity has raised more than $2 million dollars to go towards water safety awareness and education, including lifeguard training and free or low-cost swimming lessons to underprivileged children. https://stewietheduck.org/
Childrens Pool Safety Books
Do you legally have to have a fence around your pool?
Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools Preventing Child Drownings
Inground Fence info:
A fence completely surrounding the pool is better than one with the house serving as the fourth side. Fences should be a minimum of 4 feet high, although fences 5 feet or higher are preferable.
Above Ground Pool Barrier info:
Above-ground pools should have barriers. The pool structure itself serves as a barrier or a barrier is mounted on top of the pool structure. There are two possible ways to prevent young children from climbing up into an above-ground pool.
The steps or ladder can be designed to be secured, locked, or removed to prevent access, or the steps or
the ladder can be surrounded by a barrier such as those described in these guidelines.
Above Ground Pool with Barrier on Top of Pool, If an above-ground pool has a barrier on the top of the pool, the maximum vertical clearance between the top of the pool and the bottom of the barrier should not exceed 4 inches.
Portable pools are becoming more popular. They vary in size and height, from tiny blow-up pools to larger thousands-of-gallons designs. Portable pools present a real danger to young children. Never leave children unsupervised around portable pools.
It is recommended that portable pools be fenced, covered, or emptied and stored away. Instruct neighbors, friends, and caregivers about their presence and the potential dangers of a portable pool in your yard.
A pool that doesn’t have to be taken down during winter is called a Hard Body Pool.
Sharkline Pools-Wilbar International Safety Sheets and Sticker Inforfmation
Enclosed in the frame carton is the safety envelope. The Sharkline safety stickers must be installed as per the following instructions.
Failure to properly install Sharkline warning labels will void the warranty.
Failure to mount these safety labels may subject you to substantial liability in case of injury.
STICKER MUST BE PLACED ON WALL NEXT TO ENTRY TO POOL
STICKER TO BE PLACED ON LINER ABOVE WATER LINE OPPOSITE ENTRY TO POOL
THESE WARNINGS ARE NOT TO BE REMOVED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! IF THEY BECOME DISCOLORED OR FALL OFF, PLEASE REQUEST REPLACEMENTS FROM SHARKLINE WHICH WILL BE SENT AT NO CHARGE.
Above Ground Pool safety Sheet- Wilbar-Sharkline
Institute Pool Rules
- Don’t go in or near the pool without an adult
- No Pushing
- No Running
- No Diving
- If someone is in trouble, get help quick
- Use the bathroom, not the pool!
Pool Chemical Safety
Pool chemicals, such as chlorine and bromine, are added to treated venues (for example, pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds) to protect swimmers from the spread of germs and prevent outbreaks. Other pool chemicals help with the disinfection process (for example, pH control), improve water quality, stop corrosion and scaling of equipment, and protect against algal growth. However, pool chemicals can injure people when mixed together or when appropriate personal protective equipment is not used when handling them.
Safety Glasses or goggles and gloves are worn at all times. Never mix water directly into any acid. Always add acid to water and mix throruohly.
Having a swimming pool comes in handy for many reasons in the summertime. As you consider adding a swimming pool to your backyard, there are some factors to address. One