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Pool SafetyThink Safety First

All pools should have a fence with a self closing-self latching gate, at least four feet high. Talk with your Fort Wayne Dealer about installing additional safety devices like pool surface alarms, safety covers and child-safety barriers that meet your local building and safety codes and guidelines published by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals. Safety ropes should always remain in place.

Smart swimming pool owners always do. They take specific steps to ensure that their family, friends and guests are knowledgeable about the safe and sensible use of their pool. They also always ensure that:

  • their pool is never used unless there is adequate supervision
  • their pool is kept in good repair and is not used when there is a missing or broken drain cover or other component
  • ALL CHILDREN using their pool are supervised constantly
  • anyone under the influence of alcohol, drugs or stimulants that impair their judgment abilities does not use the pool
  • their pool is protected by appropriate barriers to unsupervised entry including fencing with self-latching gates, safety covers, alarms, etc.

At Fort Wayne Pools, we encourage you to talk with all members of your family about pool safety, and we promote a “feet first” approach to entering your pool — much safer than diving.

No Diving SignFort Wayne Pools supplies each new pool owner with a number of very important items of safety literature, and we strongly encourage you to read each item carefully and follow its instructions:

  • Pool Owner’s Safety Handbook
  • Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) “Sensible Way” book
  • Vinyl swimming pool liner warranty information
  • “Children Aren’t Waterproof” book
  • “No Diving” labels
  • Safety plaque and “Notice” card

For more swimming pool safety information, visit the following link:
Pool & Spa Safety