News & Media Resources

CPSC is leading a national effort involving state and local governments, national drowning prevention, water safety and children’s safety groups, and industry leaders to make drowning and entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority.

Every year, thousands of American families experience drownings, non-fatal submersions and entrapments—most of which are preventable if the public and pool and spa operators were to adopt safe water practices.

From press releases on the newest CPSC research to testimony before Congress on the enactment of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act, the News & Media Resources Section provides everything the news media, the public, our partner organizations and industry professionals need to know about pool and spa safety.

Pool Safety in the News

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Learn about the Pool Safely campaign events scheduled around the country by CPSC and its public and private partners.

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Pool Safety Data Reports

  • Circulation Entrapment Memorandum covering the years 2009-2013

    This memorandum characterizes information on circulation entrapment incidents associated with pools, spas and whirlpool tubs that were reported to the CPSC staff.

  • 2015 Pool and Spa Submersion Memorandum

    This report presents estimates of the number of pool- or spa-related submersion injuries between 2012 and 2014, and it presents counts of reported pool- or spa-related submersion fatalities involving children younger than 15 years of age between 2010 and 2012.

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