swimming pool safety information

Be safe... always!

You purchased your swimming pool to give you years of enjoyment. But like any kind of water recreation, there are certain precautions which must be followed to minimize the risk of injury.

Make safety a habit with your entire family

Shower first with soap & water to reduce the likelihood of contaminating the pool water & minimize health risks.

Persons with open sores or any type of infection should not use the pool. The water is an ideal environment for spreading infection, especially if sanitizer levels are not properly maintained.

Never drink alcoholic beverages before or during pool use. Alcohol can make you drowsy & lead to drowning. Anyone taking medication should consult their physician before using a spa.

Children must not be permitted to use the pool without adult supervision. Think pool safety FIRST!

People with long hair must tie it back to keep it from being pulled into the filter & drain.

Handrails & non-slip surfaces will help to minimize the risk of slipping and falling.

Never use any kind of electrical appliance or devise while using the pool.

Never use your pool during sever weather conditions (i.e. electrical storms, tornadoes, etc.)

Never jump or dive into an aboveground pool . Climb in carefully.

Never dive into the shallow end of the pool or into pools marked "NO DIVING".

Marks indicating the waters depth are helpful in preventing accidents.

Insist on safe use of the pool & ALL of its equipment. No horseplay. Ask people to leave if they're unwilling to follow safe behavior.

Glassware should never be allowed in the pool area.




swimming pool chemical safety

READ the labels, follow the instructions...

Basics: Always read the label. You'll find important information on the proper use, handling & storage of the swimming pool product you're using. Follow the directions carefully. Pool maintenance products safeguard the health of all pool users. Mishandled, though, these same products are hazardous.

NEVER mix chemicals. Uncontrolled reactions such as fuming, fire or explosion can occur. Add chemicals to the pool water separately & to different parts of the pool.

NEVER overdose your pool. Use the exact amount specified on the label or by one of our trained technicians. Make sure the pool volume is accurate.

NEVER add water to chemicals. Add chemicals to large amounts of water.

NEVER inhale fumes or allow products to get in your eyes, nose or mouth. Turn your face to one side or point the container away from you when opening it. In the event of accidental contact, or if the product is swallowed, follow emergency advice on the product label and call your doctor and/or your local Poison Control Center. The Phone number of the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center is 877-800-5553.

NEVER smoke around chemicals. Some fumes are highly flammable & a lit cigar, cigarette, pipe or match can ignite sanitizers or oxidizers.

NEVER allow children to handle, measure or dispense chemicals.

NEVER interchange measuring spoons or scoops or place wet utensils back into any chemical container.

NEVER store liquids directly above sanitizers or oxidizers: they may accidentally leak & contaminate the packaging and lead to a chemical reaction.

ALWAYS clean up ANY spills as soon as they happen. Dispose the material in a safe manner. Hosing off into the pool can dilute small spills. Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean spills. It's hazardous to throw chemicals into the trash or to put the spilled chemicals into the original container, they have been contaminated! Keep spills away from lawns & landscaping to avoid damage. Follow the label directions!

ALWAYS store chemical products out of the reach of children & in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, away from other household or garden chemicals or petroleum products.

ALWAYS keep chemicals containers tightly closed when not in use. When empty, rinse the container thoroughly & dispose. Do not reuse!

ALWAYS brace liquids so they won't tip while being transported in your car. Don't allow chemicals to stay in the trunk for a long period of time. Make the pool store your last stop. Unpack them as soon as you get home.

ALWAYS wear protective equipment as directed on the product's label.

ALWAYS use care when broadcasting powdered products into the pool on windy days to prevent direct contact with your eyes, mouth or skin.

COMMON SENSE! Pool Safety is key!