Tips for Pool/Spa Owners
- Install anti-entrapment drain covers.
- Get a safety vacuum release system (SVRS) installed on your pump. This is an emergency sensor that automatically shuts off suction if a drain is blocked.
- If the pool/spa is new, be sure to have at least two drains installed, in parallel or use a no-drain circulation system. If your pool is older, consider retrofitting your pool/spa with multiple drains. (Requirements can vary from state to state so be sure to check your local regulations to be sure.)
- Damaged or broken drain covers are dangerous—replace them immediately and do not use the pool. It’s a simple fix, yet one of the most important factors for pool and hot tub safety.
- According to government safety guidelines children should not be in a hot tubs for longer than five minutes at a time. Infants and Toddlers should not be exposed to the dangerously hot temperatures at all.
- Use a safety cover on larger pools when not in use.
- Make sure the water in your pool/spa is always clear and you can see the bottom. If not, inform you pool/spa service professional.
- Make sure your pool/spa is compliant with the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act and if your pool/spa is in Minnesota, make sure it is compliant with the Abigail Taylor Pool & Spa Act.