The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (formerly the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals/National Swimming Pool Foundation) , the National Recreation and Park Association, the American Red Cross, and dozens of other water affiliates have joined forces for May’s National Water Safety Month (NWSM).
Outside of the pool industry, most construction trades continue working year-round—even during the harshest winter weather. They have adapted their techniques and building practices to eliminate seasonal shutdowns, keeping workers employed, productive, and profitable. The same can be true for the pool industry.
The Kenora Aquatics Centre in Kenora, Ont., reopened earlier this month after a slip test was performed on the new pool deck, which raised safety concerns amongst staff with respect to patrons slipping.
Nidec Motor Corporation in St. Louis, Mo., has recalled approximately 16,000 variable speed pool pump motors after reports of the pump’s cover not being properly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.
In most cases, a child inadvertently gets out of the house after a door or entry has been left open or unlocked, usually due to human error. The child is thought to be safe inside, but someone else has left a door opened or unlocked. Although precautions were taken, human error has led to the drowning.