CPSC's Pool/Spa Safety and Drowning Prevention Publications

CPSC's Pool/Spa Safety and Drowning Prevention Publications

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  • Pools, Spas and Everyone’s Safety: Layers of protection and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act [PDF]
  • Your Pool, Your Family's Safety [PDF] [PDF-EspaƱol]

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Web Exclusives

  • 5013: Prevent Child In-Home Drowning Deaths
    • Description: Presents facts about child drowning, and provides safety tips to help prevent childhood drowning deaths in and around the home.
    • Available in: [HTML] [HTML-EspaƱol]
  • 5067: Hair Entrapment in Drain Covers
    • Description: Safety Alert - Children drown and more are injured from hair entrapment in drain covers for spas, hot tubs, and whilrpool bathtubs.
    • Available in: [HTML]
  • 5097: Backyard Pool: Always Supervise Children
  • 5101: Swimming Pool Safety Alert
    • Description: Safety Alert
    • Available in: [PDF]
  • 5112: Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpools
    • Description: Safety Alert - Discusses hazards associated with spas and hot tubs; and precautions to prevent deaths and injuries.
    • Available in: [HTML] [PDF]

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Neighborhood Safety Library

  • 359: How to Plan For the Unexpected - Preventing Child Drownings
    • Description: Discusses how to reduce risks of child drownings in residential swimming pools. Gives safety tips and provides guidance for fences and gates, pool covers, barriers, alarms, etc.
    • Available in: [PDF]
  • 360: Your Pool, Your Family's Safety
    • Description: Tips for safety around the pool and information on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
    • Available in: [PDF] [PDF-EspaƱol]
  • 362: Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools
    • Description: Explains guidelines for barriers intended to prevent drownings and near-drownings of children in home pools, spas and hot tubs. Guidelines cover fences, gates, audible alarms for doors with access to pools, and power safety covers.
    • Available in: [PDF]

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Technical Reports and Handbooks

  • Pools, Spas and Everyone’s Safety: Layers of protection and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
    • Description: CPSC staff presentation on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act
    • Available in: [PDF]
  • 363: Guidelines for Entrapment Hazards: Making Pools and Spas Safer
    • Description: Describes guidelines intended for use in building, maintaining and upgrading both public and private pools and spas. Includes technical information for pool and spa professionals and general information for anyone interested in the safety of a pool, wading pool, swimming pool, or hot tub.
    • Available in: [PDF]

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