Pool and Spa Entrapment Dangers

THE FOLLOWING IS AN OVERVIEW OF HIDDEN POOLS DANGERS AND HIDDEN SPA DANGERS.  IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THESE DANGERS AND DISCUSSION MATTERS - CALL US TOLL FREE AT 1.800.862.1260

The suction drains on older pools and some newer pools can be dangerous.  Report pools and spas that have missing or broken drain cower. You should push the owner of the pool to be sure newer, safer drain covers are in place. The new drain covers are usually dome shaped instead of the old flat drain covers.

Consider installing a Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS), a device that will automatically shut off a pump if a blockage is detected.

A professional should regularly inspect all pool or spas for entrapment or entanglement hazards.

Plainly mark the location of the electrical cut off switch for the pool or spa pump.

If someone is trapped against a drain, there needs to be an emergency cut off switch in order to cut off the pump immediately. Instead of trying to pull the person away from the powerful suction, pry a hand between the drain and the person's body to break the seal. If you will follow each of these rules, the risk of child drowning is lessened dramatically.

Unfortunately, the number of children drowning in inflatable pools has increased significantly. The pools - ranging in size from small wading pools to 4-foot-deep, 18 foot-wide above-ground pools - have grown much more popular over the past several years. As you may know, these pools have gotten larger and accordingly more dangerous. Safety officials warn that inflatable pools pose the same dangers. Because inflatable pools have become larger, owners do not empty them every night - increasing the risk.

Call us for more information at 1.800.862.1260.
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