Your Safety is Our Primary Concern
Backyard Ocean ™ wants you and your family to have fun and be safe in your new pool. Please practice caution with any pool you purchase. Pool safety regulations and requirements vary from state to state, so please check with local authorities regarding any necessary regulations or requirements. Carefully follow any set-up and use instructions for your new pool. Please also practice caution with pool chemicals and electrical equipment used near the pool and make sure to follow any safety advice found on their labels.
We would like to share with you some pool safety tips and links. While many of these tips are directed towards children, pool safety practices are important for adults as well – especially those who may be inexperienced swimmers. Please note that these tips are not all inclusive. We highly recommend that you visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website at www.cpsc.gov for more information.
Know The Facts
- Most victims of drowning often aren’t able to splash or yell out for help. It is important to always keep a close eye on children around water.
- Children can drown in only a few inches of water. Please practice caution with any type of pool you purchase – including child pools.
- A child can drown in the time it takes to answer a phone. Please always keep your attention on children around water.
Carefully Supervise Children Around The Pool
- Even the best swimmers can get into trouble. Closely watch all children around water – even those who know how to swim.
- Please do not dive into above ground pools. They are too shallow.
Prevent Unsupervised Children From Accessing The Pool
- The CPSC recommends installing physical barriers, such as fences with latched gates, around pools to limit access and installing alarms on doors leading from the house to the pool. Regulations vary from state to state. Please see the CPSC website for more information and follow your local regulations.
- Remove the ladder of an above ground pool when not in use to help prevent children from entering. Please note that children may also be able to enter the pool by climbing up the sides.
Be Prepared In Case of Emergency
- Enjoy your inflatable pool toys and lounges, but please do not use them in place of proper rescue devices or as substitutes for proper adult supervision.
- Every second counts. If a child is missing, always look in the pool first.
- Keep rescue equipment, a telephone, and emergency numbers handy by the pool.
- We recommend that all pool owners and those responsible for child care learn CPR.
For more information about pool safety, please visit the following links at The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website (www.cpsc.gov). You can also write to “Pool Safety”, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C., 20207 or call their Hotline at (800) 638-2772.