Supervising Children in Above Ground Pools

Supervising Children in Above Ground Pools


  • Always watch and supervise children playing in or around pool to prevent drowning or injury.  Never allow children or adults to climb on the outside structure of the above ground pool.  Do not place filters, pumps, tables, chairs or other objects near the pool.  Children may use these to enter the pool and drown. Position your filtration system a safe distance from the pool to prevent young children from using the filter as a means of access to the pool.

Supervising Children in Above Ground Pools


  • For your added safety we urge you to install around the pool an additional four (4) foot tall (aboveground level) fence, wall or enclosure that is made of durable material. All gates and entries must be self-closing and self-latching and equipped with hardware for permanent locking. All latches must be installed four (4) feet above the ground surface and make inaccessible to toddlers from outside. If a building is part of the barrier, all doors, windows and patio gates that could provide access to the pool must be self-closing, self-latching with permanent locks so that your pool cannot be entered by toddlers. Check all local and state building codes to insure your installation complies with all requirements.


These Safety Instructions require pool users to exercise common sense. Always use common sense in your use of this product in order to avoid risks associated with electricity and water, which can result in paralysis from diving, drowning or electrocution.

Supervising Children in Above Ground Pools


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that drowning and near drowning of children, young adults and adults account for a substantial percentage of the risk of using this pool product. Children under the age of 5 years old are the highest risk. Please watch your children!

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