Pools, spas and hot tubs offer many hours of pleasure and health benefits if used correctly. As with other products, following rules will ensure a positive and happy experience for all. Posting rules helps to remind everyone.
Emergency procedures should be clearly written and posted in the pool, spa, and hot tub areas.
Preventing an emergency is the best preparation: Never leave a child alone in or near a swimming pool, spa, or any other body of water!
Remember, it is not just swimming pools that are potentially dangerous. An infant or child can drown in any body of water, including spas and hot tubs.
Parents should know that adult supervision is the primary way to prevent accidents. They should maintain constant visual contact with children whenever they are near, or could get near, any body of water. Unfortunately, most accidents occur when there is a lapse in supervision, even for a short time.