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Usage safety information

Share safety instructions with family, friends, pool watcher and neighbors.

The installer of the vinyl liner shall affix on the original or replacement liner, or on the pool structure, all safety signs in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The safety signs shall be placed above the water line.

Never dive, jump or slide into an above ground swimming pool. Diving, jumping or sliding may result in permanent injury or death to who hit the bottom or side of a swimming pool, etc... Use a pool ladder or step to enter smoothly the pool, feet first. The owner must follow the ladder manufacturer’s instruction and safety warning.

Steps and pool ladders should be secured and locked or removed when the pool is not in use.

No person should swim alone.

Don’t enter the pool if you have been using alcohol or drugs, because your reaction time may be too slow.

Adult supervision is always necessary. Never take your eyes off children or swimmers in the water or near the pool, not even for a minute. Designate an adult “pool watcher”. Make sure that you or your pool watcher are able to intervene in less then 10 seconds to save a life or avoid injury.

If a child is missing always look in the pool first.

Be proactive to prevent death or disability.

The pool owner or “pool watcher” should learn CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and should teach children and other people how to swim.

Swimming pool barriers or fences with self-latching and self-closing gates which prohibit children or other people from gaining access to the pool must be installed around the pool to avoid injury or death. The latch should be out of reach of children. Consult your municipality for more details and specifications. If a pool cover is used as a safety barrier, it must comply with standards applicable to such safety covers. All covers are not intended to act as safety barriers. The cover must be completely removed while the pool is in use. A person may become trapped under a pool cover, which may result in severe bodily injuries, including death.

Keep rescue equipment such as life rings and reaching poles etc, by the pool. Please consult your municipality to get a rescue equipment list.

An emergency phone number such as: nearest available police, fire, ambulance and/or rescue unit, must be visible from pool area. A functioning fixed or cellular phone must be reachable within 10 seconds.

Avoid entrapments. Suction from a pool drain or skimmer can trap an adult or children underwater:

  • Hair can get caught in faulty drain cover.
  • Arms, legs and fingers can become lodged in a suction opening.
  • Any body parts that can cover a drain can cause injuries or can cause serious bodily injuries.
  • Jewelry or bathing suits can become entangled in a faulty drain cove.
A pool with broken, loose, missing or non compliant drain cover should be considered as dangerous and should not be used.

Lighting, when installed, shall be in concordance with your Municipality Electrical Code

During nighttime pool use, artificial lighting must be use to illuminate pool, all safety signs, ladders, steps, deck surface and walks.

All electrical appliances must be kept away from the pool, and not be reachable by the pool users.

The pool deck should be kept clean and clear of objects and secure to avoid tripping or slipping. The deck should have a non-slip surface.

Keep all toys, chairs, table, filter, pool heater and other objects that can be used by anyone to gain access to the pool, at least four feet away from the pool.

Do not sit, dive, climb or stand on the top rails of the pool. It is important that all users be able to see the bottom of the pool. Foggy water must be cleared up before entering the pool.

General information

The pool is subject to wear and deterioration if not maintained properly and certain types of excessive or accelerated deterioration can lead to failure of the pool’s structure, that might release large quantities of water that could cause bodily harm, death and property damages. Before installing your pool, you should check local regulation such as building codes, zoning requirements and electrical codes to determine whether a building permit or electricity permit is required to install your pool. Local regulations may ask you to make sure your backyard meets set-back requirements, install gates, barriers or other safety devices, or meet other conditions.

WARNING: All pool components, such as the filtration system, pump and heater and other objects, should be positioned so that people cannot use them to gain access to the pool or the deck. Positioning such objects too close to the pool may allow people access to the pool while unattended and may cause them serious injury or death.

We are not responsible for faulty installation of the pool as we are not affiliated with any pool installer and assume no responsibility or liability for the purchaser’s installation of pool. NO DIVING, NO JUMPING stickers are provided with your pool and must be affixed to the interior of the pool above the water line, or any places where the pool users can see them clearly before entering the pool. If you need more stickers or if some are missing, you can order these by filling the Contact Us form.

Safety equipment

For your protection and for the safety of others, we recommend that lifesaving equipment be on hand near the pool at all times.
We recommend that you purchase one of the following:

A light, strong and rigid pole, frequently referred to as a Shepard’s Crook, at least twelve feet long or a throwing rope at least ¼ inch in diameter and as long as 1.5 times the maximum width or diameter of your pool. The rope should be firmly attached to a coast guard-approved buoy with an outside diameter of approximately 15 inches.

Ladder safety

Although we do not manufacture ladders, the proper use of the ladder by pool users is an integral part of general pool safety.

ANSI standards require all pools to have an approved ladder attached for proper access to and from the pool. The purchaser should follow the pool ladder manufacturer’s installation instructions.

Please follow these rules regarding the use of the ladder:

  • Only one person on the ladder at a time.
  • The user should face the ladder whether going in or out of the pool.
  • NO DIVING or JUMPING from the ladder steps or the ladder’s platform.
  • Check all nuts and bolts regularly to make sure the ladder is safe.
  • Inform others of the rules pertaining to the use of ladder and steps.