By following these pool safety tips and applying them to your pool, you can help prevent possible injuries and respond appropriately if anything goes wrong.
Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) May 05, 2011
In the past, all homeowners and swimmers heard about pool safety was, "Wait a half-hour to swim after you eat!" Since then, the post-meal swimming myth has been “Busted”, but swimming pool injuries continue to pop up all over the country. This April some frightening statistics were published regarding pool accidents so far this year. In contrast, May is pool safety month. To recognize and support pool safety month, Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools and Landscaping, New Jersey luxury pool builder, provides ten pool safety tips to reduce the risk of injury surrounding luxury pools.
“Accidents can happen in any body of water; there is an inherent risk of injury involved with swimming pools. By following these pool safety tips and applying them to your pool, you can help prevent possible injuries and respond appropriately if anything goes wrong,” said Chris Cipriano, President of Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools and Landscaping.
Cipriano's top pool safety tips include:
1. Always provide attentive, responsible adult supervision.
2. Inspect or install approved swimming pool and spa safety cover.
3. Install/inspect drains, suction/return fittings, and jets to meet current industry standards for safety, and never let anyone swim in a pool with damaged or missing drain covers!
4. Inspect diving boards, rocks, platforms or slides prior to annual use.
5. Inspect electrical equipment to avoid hazards.
6. Check for loose coping stones or tile and repair them.
7. Install/inspect fences, self-closing and latching gates, and baby barrier fences.
8. Install exit alarms on doors providing access to the swimming pool and spa.
9. Assure that sanitization, circulation, and filtration systems function properly to ensure water clarity, which aids in identifying soakers and swimmers in distress, and helps swimmers avoid collisions.
10. Learn how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Remember: Floaties or other inflatable flotation devices are not life jackets and should never be substituted for adult supervision.
As swimming pools and landscapes become increasingly complex, the safety of the structure and surrounding areas is essential. Waterfalls, pool lighting, slides, and fire pits are more common than ever, and Cipriano believes more steps must be taken to ensure the safety of the outdoor living space. While reputable pool builders work to provide the safest possible pools for homeowners and their families, proper supervision, protection, and precaution help reduce the risk of injury involved with swimming pools altogether. New Jersey swimming pool builder Chris Cipriano hopes that this year's pool safety month can raise awareness of this very fact.
For more information on pool safety, contact Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools and Landscaping or visit their website at http://www.plantnj.com.
About Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools And Landscaping:
Celebrating over 22 years in business, international award winner Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools & Landscaping is a recognized industry leader in the design and construction of custom residential landscapes, masonry and swimming pools. After a little more than a decade in business, the company catapulted to the top of the state’s luxury landscaping and pool industries when it was awarded a $2.5 million residential landscape project. Today, along with the Ramsey, NJ office, the Cipriano family owns a 10-acre farm and nursery in Mahwah, NJ, where large caliper specimen trees and other rare plants are grown. With a design office headed by Certified Landscape Architect William Moore, the Cipriano team won the Northeast Pool & Spa Association’s 2007 Bestin Competition swimming pool award and in 2009 a Gold medal at Association of Pool & Spa Professional’s International Awards of Excellence. Also in 2009, the Cipriano team earned the Certified Building Professional (CBP) credential from the APSP, one of only five custom pool builders in Bergen County to have earned the certification.