American Leak Detection Franchise Promotes Pool Safety this Summer

American Leak Detection Franchise Promotes Pool Safety this Summer

Leak detection specialist offers maintenance and safety tips

July 12, 2010 // // "Parents and caregivers who take an active role in identifying and protecting against pool hazards are helping to ensure a happy, safe summer of fun for swimmers of all ages," says Stan Berenbaum, president of American Leak Detection.

According to the Home Safety Council®, drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury-related deaths across all age groups. But, fewer than 10 percent of the pool owners they polled have installed a fence around all sides of their pools or installed self-closing gates with an automatic lock - two of the Council's key recommended water safety precautions.

In addition to limiting access to the pool, Berenbaum cautions that pool owners can help prevent entanglement and entrapment incidents and other serious pool accidents by following these safety tips:

Keep safety covered:

Replace old, flat drain covers with an anti-vortex covers to minimize the risk of entrapment in the suction outlets.

Never use a pool or spa with a missing drain cover.

Pump up the fun safely:

Clearly mark the location of the electrical cut-off switch for the pool or spa pump. Install a Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) to automatically shut off a pump if a blockage is detected.

If someone is trapped against a drain, turn off the pump immediately. Gently work a hand between the drain and the victim to break the seal.

Supervision is key:

No one is "drown proof," but constant adult supervision for young swimmers is especially important.

If a child is missing, check the pool first. Seconds count in preventing drowning deaths.

Establish pool safety rules and enforce them.

Be prepared:

Keep a phone handy at the pool in case of emergency.

Post emergency numbers and CPR instructions near the pool.

Learn CPR and basic life-saving skills.

Keep rescue equipment within easy reach at poolside.

"With proper pool maintenance and a proactive approach to pool safety, families can look forward to creating a summer full of happy memories at their pool, spas, ponds, and beaches," said Berenbaum.



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