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Putting Water Safety First When it comes to Pools and Spas
LATHAM -- The largest number of pools is open in the Northeast during the month of May.
There are many simple tips you can implement to make sure your pool is safe, especially with young children and even pets around.
The Northeast Pool and Spa Association recommends: Teaching your child to swim, installing perimeter and child fences around the immediate pool area, adding alarms on home doors leading to the pool or around the pool perimeter, investing in an automatic pool cover that closes easily when no one is swimming, and installing self-latching devices on all doors leading into the pool area.
"When it comes to pool safety, especially with children, supervision should be the number one priority. There really isn't any substitute for that, there is only back up devices, which is barriers, alarms and other life saving devices," says Jeff Kaufer, safety consultant at Concord Pools & Spas.
For more on pool risk management click here. You can also check out pool safety measures for effective ways to prevent terrible situations, like drowning.
1. Pool Alarms
2. Gate Alarms
3. Skamper-Ramp for pets
4. Automatic pool covers
Concord Pools & Spas is the Northeast's largest dealer of Pacific Pools. With more than 40 years and 10,000 pools of experience in the Capital Region.
"Just like anything else, whether it's driving, or using power tools, you have to use some common sense. There are safety steps. The more layers of protection you have, the safer it's going to be and the more fun everyone's going to have. That's what it's about, having fun, but being safe," adds Kaufer
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