Resources for Parents & Families
These communication tools help to ensure that CPSC’s messages reach interested audiences. The Pool Safely information and education campaign makes it simple to connect and share useful information about pool and spa safety that could save a life.
CPSC encourages you to distribute these materials at public pools and spas, or share them with your friends and neighbors, to get the message out about the importance of pool and spa safety.
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Pool Safely Step 1: Supervision
Chapter 1 of 7
Learn more about how constant supervision is an important step to ensure safety around pools and spas.
Pool Safely Step 2: Fencing
Chapter 2 of 7
Learn how making sure pools and spas have secure fencing and gates can keep children safe is an important safety step.
Pool Safely Step 3: Pool & Spa Covers
Chapter 3 of 7
Learn how keeping pools or spas covered is an important safety step.
Pool Safely Step 4: Alarms
Chapter 4 of 7
Learn about several types of alarms—door, pool and gate—that sound when something goes wrong around the pool. Adding alarms to your safe pool practices may save a life.
Pool Safely Step 5: Safety Drain Covers
Chapter 5 of 7
Learn how pool and spa safety drain covers are an important safety step and are required by law.
Pool Safely Step 6: Swimming Lessons
Chapter 6 of 7
Learn how drownings and close calls are eight times more likely to happen to kids who can’t swim.
Pool Safely Step 7: Learning CPR
Chapter 7 of 7
Learn how knowing CPR could save a life, and it’s an important safety step to have around the pool.
Pool Safely Print PSAs
Learn how the greatest water safety assurance in swimming pools and spas comes from adopting and practicing as many water safety steps as possible.
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Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools
Learn 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.