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Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Safety
Pools, spas, and hot tubs bring years of enjoyment. They offer an opportunity to spend time with friends and family or to relax and relieve stress alone, while also providing many health and fitness benefits.
But, as you know, safety comes first. It’s a way of life, especially around the pool – not just for kids but for everyone. In addition to supervision, APSP supports the concept of layers of protection.
Show your customers that you care about their safe enjoyment of pools, spas, and hot tubs. Distribute APSP Safety and Consumer Awareness brochures with every product that you sell. It's an easy way to remind your customers that their safety is your top priority.
An exposed suction outlet (drain) presents a serious danger to both children and adults. All drains must be protected by an approved cover.
If any outlet cover is broken, loose, or missing, the pool should be closed immediately, and an APSP professional should be contacted to make the necessary repairs and to make sure the pool is compliant with the ANSI/APSP-7 2006 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins.
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