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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 and are they 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?
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