Pool and spa safety tips
Pools that pose the greatest risk of entrapment are childrenís public wading pools, in-ground hot tubs or any others pools that have flat drain grates and/or a single main drain system.
- Warn your children about the dangers of drain entanglement and entrapment and teach them to never play or swim near drains or suction outlets.
- Never swim in a pool or hot tub that has a broken, loose or missing drain cover.
- Install protection to prevent entrapment if you own a pool or hot tub.
- For new pools or hot tubs, install multiple drains or use a no-drain circulation system.
- If you do have drains, protective measures include anti-entrapment drain covers and a safety vacuum release system to automatically release suction and shut down the pump should entrapment occur. Go to poolsafety.gov for a list of manufacturers of certified covers.
- You can check with your pool operator to find out whether your pool or hot tubís drains are compliant with the Pool and Spa Safety Act.
Safe Kids USA downloads
- Anti-entrapment drain cover flyer - PDF
- Pool and spa activity book - PDF
- Pool and spa safety brochure - PDF (ENG) | PDF (SPA)
- Pool and spa safety fact sheet - PDF
- Pool and spa safety tips - PDF (ENG) | PDF (SPA)
- Safety vacuum release systems safety - PDF