Backyard pool and spa safety rules
(NC)—Backyard pools are a great source of fun, refreshment and exercise for the entire family. Knowing and following some general pool safety rules will ensure that everyone enjoys themselves safely.
Recently, four renowned associations that actively promote water safety across the country got together to produce a sign containing important rules for the safe use of pools and hot tubs. The sign has been collaboratively prepared and endorsed by the St. John Ambulance Canada, the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada.
All pool owners are encouraged to post at least one of these signs in clear view at poolside. Signs can be easily affixed to gates, fences and sheds.
Valuable supplementary information and guidelines can be accessed directly from the website www.safepools.ca. In addition, attractive stickers have been produced to promote a safe backyard environment.
Signs and stickers are available in both English and French, and may be ordered from the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada by phone: 905-458-7242, and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone can do their part to promote safety at home. Lifesaving organizations remind those with swimming pools to maintain vigilant adult supervision at all times, and make sure all bathers are fully aware of the rules before entering the pool/spa area.
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