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Get Involved :: Programs :: Pool Safety Checklist

  • Is there a fence that separates the pool from the house or common area?
  • If NO fence, do doors or windows leading to the swimming area have locks installed that are out of children’s reach?
  • Is the fence at least 4 feet high with vertical bars that children can’t climb?
  • Are vertical bars no more than 4 inches apart?
  • Does the fence have a self-closing, self-latching gate?
  • If gate is not locked with a key, is the latch out of the reach of young children?
  • Are there objects near the fence that will enable a child to climb the fence?
  • Are there any trees, bushes or other objects that might block a clear view of the pool from the house?
  • If the pool has a diving board, is the depth at least 8 feet at the deepest end?
  • Is the pool depth marked on the pool deck or walls?
  • Are there ladders or steps at each end of the pool?
  • Is the water level 3 or 4 inches from the top to make climbing easier?
  • Is there rescue equipment near the pool (i.e. styrofoam ring on a long rope or a long handled hook)?
  • Are adult family members/babysitters trained in CPR?
  • Are pool chemicals/supplies stored properly and out of reach of children?
  • Is a master pump shutoff switch in easy access to pool area?
  • Is a telephone outside in easy access to pool area?
  • Are toys kept in pool area when not in use by children?
  • Are water motion devices in use?