Owning a pool comes with a great responsibility. One that unfortunately many pool owners overlook. Swimming pool maintenance in North Haledon, NJ wants to relay some important safety tips to remember before you open your pool for the summer to friends and family. Adding as many safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience in a residential pool or spa. These are safety steps you can adopt that could save a life:

  • Always watch your children when they are in or near a pool or spa
  • Teach children basic water safety tips
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments
  • Have a portable telephone close by at all times when you or your family are using a pool or spa
  • If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first
  • Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors
  • Learn how to swim and teach your child to swim
  • Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly
  • Install a four foot or taller fence around the pool and spa and use self-closing and safe-latching gates
  • Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa
  • Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water

Pool and spa safety are up to you. A few safety precautions can be critical in a dangerous situation. We want you to enjoy your upcoming pool days by preventing a tragedy.