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Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Saf-T-Swim Swim School

Pool Water Safety Home Checklist


  • Adult water watcher or Certified Lifeguard
  • Formal swimming instruction and water safety skills
  • Proper isolation fencing
  • A pool alarm, children’s personal alarm and gate alarm
  • Self closing and self latching pool gates
  • Interior door locks and door window alarms
  • Phone by pool
  • Life Ring, PFDs, Shepherds Hook
  • Infant, Child/Adult CPR & First Aid Training
  • Pool water safety rules posted
  • Emergency 9-1-1 and CPR signs posted
  • Toilet seat locks (infant and toddler)
  • Buckets, wading pools, sinks and bathtubs emptied of standing water
  • Safety cover for your spa or whirlpool
  • Inflatable pools should be emptied and turned over or deflated when not in use
  • Remember landscape ponds can be a danger as well
  • If a child is missing, check the pool first
  • Clear pool of all balls and toys to deter children from entering the pool
  • Check drain covers for cracks, mi­­ssing screws and that they meet Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) standards.