Pool Safety

HOW SAFE IS YOUR POOL?
The number one rule of pool safety is that Responsible Adult Supervision is Mandatory at All Times.

Gates, Fences, Doors

  • Gates, Fences, Doors and other barriers to the swimming area: Check to ensure all fences, doors and gates are in proper condition, (no holes, proper height, etc.)
  • Gates and doors with direct access to pool must have self-latching; self-closing devices installed and working properly.
  • No objects that can be used as a ladder or climbing device allowing easy access over the fence or gate.
  • Gate and door alarms must be properly installed and in proper working order.

Decks or Patio

  • Decks and patios must have a slip resistant surface with adequate drainage.
  • Patios and decks must be clean and clear of all debris.

Handrails, Steps, Ladders, Diving Boards, and Slides

  • All equipment must be securely mounted and firmly in place
  • No broken treads, sharp edges, or loose bolts or nuts on any equipment.

Filters Systems

  • Filter systems should show no signs of wear or damage. If your filter does show signs of damage, please call our office immediately.
  • When turning on filter system after maintenance, always bleed the air in the filter tank and then stand back. If the filter band is installed incorrectly, it may leak or cause physical harm.

Bottom Drains, Suction Fittings, Drain Covers

  • Proper covers must be installed on all outlet and inlet of the pool/spa
  • Replace all broken or cracked covers
  • Check for missing or loose screws on drain covers
  • If you are unable to check any of the drain covers, discontinue use of pool or spa and contact the Windsor Pool Shop immediately. Missing, broken, or loose fitting drain covers can lead to a dangerous entrapment situation, which can lead to injury or death.

Safety Equipment

  • Safety equipment such as poles, life rings, etc, should be at the pool or spa site and easy to locate and access in case of emergency.
  • A float line or rope (if needed) should be secure and in place.
  • A first aid kit should be at pool or spa site and easy to locate and access in case of emergency.
  • Emergency contact numbers should be readily available.
  • All children must be properly supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Pool Covers

  • Winter covers: All winter covers must be properly secured with anchors or sand/water bags with no gaps between the cover and pool or deck.
  • No water should be left standing on the surface of the pool cover.
  • Solar covers must be completely removed before usage. Solar covers are not safety covers and do not prevent drowning or entry into the pool or spa.

Chemical Usage and Storage

  • Store all chemicals out of the reach of children
  • Store all chemicals in a clean, cool, dry and well-ventilated area.
  • Do not store chemicals near the pool heater.
  • Do not store chemicals stacked on top of each other.
  • Do not store pool chemicals near chemicals used for the garden or lawn.
  • Secure all lids or caps tightly on all containers when not in use.
  • Store acid away from any other chemicals.
  • Store liquid chemicals away from dry chemicals.
  • Always add chemicals to water, not water to chemicals.
  • Do not mix chemicals in the same containers.
  • Do not touch pool chemicals with bare hands.
  • Read all package instructions before use.

If you have any safety questions please call our office. We will be happy to help.

Store Hours:
Mon.-Sat.
9:00am to 5:00pm

Serving Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth counties, Hightstown, West Windsor, Lawrenceville, Robbinsville, Cranbury, and Hamilton