Safety is 1st!
Platinum Custom Pools & Landscaping is concerned about the safety of you and your
family. Please use these safety guidelines as you prepare to enjoy your
own personal oasis.
barriers to make the pool or spa area safer and delay entry
of unsupervised children. Fences should be at least four
feet high with self-closing, self-latching gates, which are
kept in good working order. Power safety covers or doors equipped
with an alarm system or self-closing and self-latching devices
are other effective safety features. While these measures
do not replace supervision, they can prevent or detect access
by young children to the pool. Use these barriers in "layers,"
with each layer adding to the safety of the pool.
leave toys in the water: Toys could lure a child back when
a parent is not present.
in a water safety course with your child: Your decision to provide
your child with an early aquatic experience is a gift that
will have infinite rewards.
the weather: Know local weather conditions and prepare for
electrical storms. Because water conducts electricity, stop
swimming as soon as you see or hear a storm.
caretakers of children: parents, grandparents, baby-sitters,
older siblings, etc., must be instructed to watch children
are naturally curious and must be supervised at all times
when in and around all bodies of water, including pools
and spas. The NSPSC says: "Drowning is a silent accident; rarely
is there a cry for help or a splash, yet it is preventable. Never
take your eyes off a child when he/she is in or near any body
of water, even for a second."
no time should you leave your child unattended in or around
any water environment (pool, stream, tub, toilet, bucket
of water), no matter what skills your child has acquired and no matter
how shallow the water.
rely on substitutes: The use of flotation devices and inflatable
toys cannot replace parental supervision. Such devices could suddenly
shift position, lose air or slip out from underneath, leaving
the child in a dangerous situation.
safe practices: Don't assume young children will use good
judgment and caution around the water. Children must be constantly
reminded to walk slowly in the pool area and only to enter
the water with you.
CASE OF EMERGENCY
CHECK-CALL-CARE: If you come upon a person in an emergency,
CHECK the scene to ensure it's safe and CHECK the victim, CALL
9-1-1 or your local emergency number, and CARE for the person
until help arrives.
an American Red Cross CPR and first aid class.
a phone by the pool.
these skills can be important around the water and you will expand
your capabilities in providing care for your child.