My Blog



Posted on May 13, 2014 at 4:14 PM
Last year, more than 200 children ages 1-14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa, and three out of four were under the age of 5.(1) To prevent injuries at your pool or spa this summer, follow these five simple tips from public health organization NSF International.
1.    Use and store chemicals properly
Mishandling of pool chemicals causes 4,000 emergency room visits each year.(2) Be sure to: replace pool chemicals past their expiration dates, read and follow the manufacturer's instructions and most importantly, store chemicals out of reach of children.

2.    Don't forget about that pool/spa cover
Within 10-20 seconds, a partially removed pool/spa cover could return to its original position, hiding someone underneath. Be sure to: remove covers completely before using a pool or spa and drain any standing water from the cover surface, especially after rain.

3.    Pay attention to drain covers
Between 2008 and 2012, 39 people were trapped in pool/spa drains including 2 children who died. Don't let anyone play on or near drains and be sure to:purchase drain covers that meet current Pool & Spa Safety Act requirements,ensure they are properly installed and most importantly, know where the emergency shut-off switch is located and how to use it.
4.    Use pool alarms
Most young children who drown in pools were out of sight less than five minutes. In addition to a fence, consider a certified pool alarm such as those worn on a child's wrist that alerts parents if they fall into the water, a surface wave sensor that floats on the water surface or a sub-surface disturbance sensor mounted to the pool wall.

5.    Always supervise kids using the pool
Be sure to: establish and enforce rules for pool and spa use, don't allow kids to run or play games near the pool, keep toys, particularly wheeled toys, away from the pool and make sure you know if anyone using your pool cannot swim.
“Whether you swim at home or use a public pool,it's important to keep in mind that pools can pose a hazard if they aren't properly used or maintained. Follow these five tips to prevent drowning and injury at your pool this summer,” said Cheryl Luptowski, Public InformationOfficer for NSF International.
Since the 1960s, NSF International has beenworking with pool and spa owners and users who are concerned about safety.Whether you are looking for tips to help make pool and spa use more enjoyableand safe or need help selecting the right equipment, NSF can help. Visit us at or contactNSF's Consumer Affairs Office at info(at)nsf(dot)org.
About NSF International: NSF International is a global independent public health and safety organization that helps protect consumers by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, dietary supplements and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Operating in more than 150 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centeron Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment. NSF tests and certifies pool and spacomponents(e.g. pumps, drain covers, filters, etc.) and has developed an American National Standard that specifies pool equipmentrequirements.
1 Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
2 Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Categories: Safety

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply first aid at work courses london
10:31 AM on September 24, 2015 
Intriguing theme everything you have shared with us. Your producing ability is actually very appreciative. I adore whenever you discuss your landscapes throughout the finest content articles.
Reply Franklyn Riggan
4:58 PM on October 27, 2015 
to guarantee accurate?
Reply Daren Christmann
9:46 PM on October 27, 2015 
wall in your hallway?
Reply Leonora Haverland
3:12 PM on November 13, 2015 
nice small to medium sized graphic as well as rose. ?
Reply Shirley Magraw
3:47 PM on November 13, 2015 
Steps to make sure you order?
Reply Custom Logo Design Company
10:12 AM on March 17, 2016 
Much obliged to you for sharing of data, I am exceptionally satisfied with the substance of your article is extremely helpful and I sit tight for the following article to overhaul the data once more. I am likewise inspired by this theme. I have invested a considerable measure of energy in looking this sort of subject. It is extremely educational.
9:37 AM on August 27, 2016 
Reply rexgarden
5:35 PM on August 29, 2016 
There is the blog which contains the list of the things which helps us do the swimming so much save and stay away from the different diseases.
Reply Barnard
7:00 AM on June 4, 2018 
I am glad to read your provided info
Reply Albert Einstine
12:18 PM on April 3, 2019 
You share really interesting news which I never read on any website. Thanks for sharing here.
Reply tableclothsfactory
4:10 AM on June 1, 2019 
Reply wholesale eyelashes
8:57 AM on June 4, 2019 
Reply iphone 8 plus cases
5:19 AM on June 23, 2019 
Reply Online Programming Homework Help
11:04 AM on July 11, 2019 
Hi Buddy, Your Blog' S Design Is Simple And Clean And I Like It. Your Blog Posts About Online Dissertation Help Are Superb. Please Keep Them Coming. Greets!!
Reply essay-point
8:16 AM on July 23, 2019 
Can you believe your sermon is first-class in line with many people who apprehend it deeply. I in no way targeted on vain sermons which just waste the essential time of folks and genuinely centered in this time of proper sermons.
Reply Kris Thorkelson
7:34 AM on August 27, 2019 
Kris Thorkelson used his vision of identifying issues that most consumers deal with and tackling it head-on to rise as a leader in not one, but two industries.
Reply Michael P. Lee
6:57 AM on August 28, 2019 
A right and timely communication mean a stitch in time saves the whole organization. A good leader must not shy from difficult conversations with the staff and the clients For More Information.
Reply <a href=''>http:
7:09 AM on October 30, 2019 
Awesome site! You’ve some very interesting posts.. Nice background as well haha. Continue the good work, Ill make sure to find to see really your page!
7:10 AM on October 30, 2019 
I’d have got to consult with you here. Which isn’t some thing Which i do! I love reading an article that will get people to feel. Also, appreciate your allowing me to comment!
Reply japanese last names
1:13 PM on November 1, 2019 
These are the few things to notice. It is one of the few generators with good Japanese names.