Tools & Resources

Pool Safely Simple Steps Save Lives provides a variety of materials for partners and other safety-minded organizations that are useful for informing and educating the public about drowning and entrapment prevention. These resources are available in hard copy and can be ordered by sending the Pool Safely Materials order form to poolsafely@cpsc.gov. You can scan and send the form by email or you can type your order and mailing information into an email and send it to poolsafely@cpsc.gov. Materials will be sent as available. Many of these items can be printed by using the pdf format provided below

In some cases, such as for videos, the links exist on websites outside the federal government. CPSC does not control these external sites or their privacy policies and cannot attest to the accuracy of the information they contain. You may want to review the privacy policies of these sites as their information collection practices may differ from ours. Linking to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement of the sites or the information they contain by CPSC or its employees.

Complying with the Pool & Spa Safety ActFree Online Course

Free Online CourseThe National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) developed a free online course for complying with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool &Spa Safety Act. This interactive program provides pool and spa operators and service specialists, as well as state and local regulators, with the information they need to make pools and spas compliant and to inspect for compliance with the Act.

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Guidance for Compliance

Guidance for Compliance

CPSC’s 8 training videos for proper inspection of pools and spas for compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

PoolSafely FAQs and
FAQs for the Recall of Pool and Spa Drain Covers, May 26, 2011

Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools

Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home PoolsLearn more about the barriers intended to prevent drownings and near-drownings of children in home pools, spas and hot tubs. Guidelines cover fences, gates, audible alarms for doors with access to pools, and power safety covers.

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Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives – for Consumers

Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives- for ConsumersSimilar to the consumer brochure, this tip card is designed for consumers and provides a brief description of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act and outlines important water safety steps.

Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives – for Industry

Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives- for IndustrySimilar to the industry brochure, this tip card is designed for industry and provides a brief description of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act and outlines important water safety steps.

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