Pool Safety we take very seriously at Concept Pools.
The backyard swimming pool is an Australian icon that for many years has provided good times and healthy recreation for people of all ages.
While swimming pools allow us to get together with our friends and family to share fun, fitness and relaxation, they can also pose a risk. There are some easy to remember rules that need to be followed to ensure the safe use of swimming pools and spas at all times. SPASA recommends these safety guidelines be followed at all times:
- Supervise children at all times around water. If you need to leave the pool or water area, even for a moment, take the child with you.
- Make sure your pool or spa has compliant fencing and childproof locking. Always remember that a swimming pool fence is not a substitute for supervision.
- Don’t leave furniture or other items accessible that children can climb on near your pool or spa fence.
- Be aware that hair, bathing suit strings and tassels or body parts can become entangled in an improperly covered drain or suction point.
- Display a resuscitation chart on your pool fence and take a CPR course so you will know what to do in an emergency.
- Familiarise children with water by taking them to swimming lessons at the local pool.
- Make sure all pool users are warned against sitting on, or covering, a drain or suction point. This can cause injury, or in extreme cases, death.
- Empty paddling pools, baths, basins, sinks and troughs when they are not in use.
- Never take your eyes off children when they are in or around water. It only takes a few seconds for a child to drown.
- Alcohol and swimming don’t mix. Never drink around water.
- Most backyard pools are too shallow for diving. Place “No Diving” signs prominently around your pool.
- Be aware that poorly designed pools and spas can create an entrapment hazard. Get a qualified person to check your pool and spa to ensure safety. Replace broken or missing suction covers and have anti entrapment covers fitted if needed.
- Never put your head under water when in a spa.
- Ensure that spas have a “Spa Pool Safety Rules” sign prominently displayed.
What our clients say
“We commissioned Concept Pools to build our pool as we had seen several of their completed pools and loved their designs and build quality. We asked for a contemporary, low maintenance pool that would be fun for the whole family. The pool was completed on time and budget, just in time for summer! We are now the proud owners of a very low maintenance, wonderfully entertaining pool, enjoyed by our family and friends alike … The only struggle we’ve had is getting our two young boys out of the pool!”
– Daniel and Lynden
“Our original dealings with John proved to be very helpful and informative. His knowledge helped us to make informed decisions, which led to our beautiful pool we have today. The knowledge and assistance from the team at Concept Pools was great. We now have a pool that our children are swimming in nearly every day, and it complements our new house nicely. Thanks John and team for your knowledge and support throughout the construction of our new pool, we are very happy with the end result!”
– Peter and Melissa
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