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Pool safety is everyone's responsibility.

Drowning can be a silent catastrophe, one that can happen in the few minutes you take to answer a phone call or run inside for a towel. Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1–4. Explore WaterproofFL.com to learn the steps you can take to secure your pool and protect Florida’s children.


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1. Supervision 2. Barriers 3. Emergency Preparedness

Layer 1. Supervision: Supervision, the first and most crucial layer of protection, means someone is always actively watching when a child is in the pool.


Layer 2. Barriers: A child should never be able to enter the pool area unaccompanied by a guardian. Barriers physically block a child from the pool.


Layer 3. Emergency Preparedness: The moment a child stops breathing there is a small, precious window of time in which resuscitation may occur, but only if someone knows what to do. Even if you're not a parent, it’s important to learn CPR. The techniques are easy to learn and can mean the difference between life and death. In an emergency, it is critical to have a phone nearby and immediately call 911.


LAYERS OF PROTECTION



Layers of Protection
Materials
Partners

LAYERS OF PROTECTION

Swimming Pool Safety

The Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act (Chapter 515, Florida Statutes) requires pool safety measures for pools built after October 1, 2000. Click below to learn about these safety requirements.

LAYERS OF PROTECTION

MATERIALS

Resources & Downloads

Download printable WaterproofFL safety brochures, posters, Water Watcher tags, or the 10-minute pool safety video. Make these items available or display the video in your offices or retail locations.

MATERIALS

PARTNERS

WaterproofFL Partners

Becoming a WaterproofFL partner is free and easy. We simply need your commitment to sharing information about pool safety with your network using communication tools already in place within your organization.

PARTNERS


This page was updated on June 28, 2013.