Pool Safety Articles



Swimming pool safety kids childrenA swimming pool provides an excellent space for backyard fun so you want to be sure it's kept safe and protected for your family and pets. Most regions require inground pools to be fenced in, but experts recommend using additional safety systems such as pool alarms and pool safety covers to create layers of protection.

But always remember: there is no substitute for constant adult supervision and staying within an arm's reach of your child.

If you are looking for swimming pool safety covers, pool alarms, pool fences, and other products to create layers of protection, visit our Pool Safety Buyers' Guide to view product photos and get detailed information on pool safety products.

 


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Safe and Sound

 

Protect your pool and your family by enabling multiple layers of security around your swimming pool. These include pool safety fences, alarms, personal flotation devices, and--of course--constant supervision by a responsible adult. Read more >>



Safe at Home

While parents can’t layer their kids with protective clothing before allowing them to wade in, pool owners can use that same layering philosophy when building their pool safety plan. Read more >>



Q&A: How-to Protection

We asked our safety experts a number of key questions to help arm you with a better knowledge of precautions that you can take to ensure a safe pool environment. By adding layers of protection, rest assured that your loved ones are protected. Read more >>



Turn Safety Up a Notch

Backyard pools and spas offer hours of pleasurable enjoyment to homeowners, their families and friends. However, they bring a measure of responsibility that we must assume in order to keep users safe and out of harm's way. Read more >>



Safety Savvy

Safety is always on the minds of pool and spa owners, especially those with young children. But with a little foresight -- and the right safety equipment -- your pool or hot tub can be a safer sanctuary, providing fun and enjoyment… incident-free. Read more >>



When Should Kids Learn to Swim?

The National Safety Council suggests enrolling children in swimming lessons as early as age three, and the American Red Cross says most children are ready by age four. Read more >>



Teaching Kids to Swim

The National Safety Council suggests enrolling children in swimming lessons as early as age three, and the American Red Cross says most children are ready by age four. Read more >>



Experts' Advice on Safety Products

Creating a safe pool environment for family, friends and pets is not that difficult. Short of hiring a lifeguard, it takes just a little forethought and a small financial investment to obtain peace of mind and an incident-free pool environment. Read more >>