Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: Pool Safety

Be Prepared: Understand Pool Safety to Ensure More Fun in the Sun

June 22, 2011 – 12:52 pm Comments Off

A dip in a cool swimming pool on a hot summer day brings refreshment and fun to kids and adults alike. This time of year, kids can’t resist asking, on a nearly daily basis, “When …

Know the Hidden Dangers in Hot Tubs

June 22, 2011 – 12:43 pm One Comment
Know the Hidden Dangers in Hot Tubs

Imagine this: you finally arrive at your dream vacation spot in sunny Florida. You get to the hotel, check-in, and begin a few weeks of fun. After visiting the theme parks, you decide to sit …

Avoiding & Escaping Rip Currents

June 22, 2011 – 12:14 pm Comments Off
Avoiding & Escaping Rip Currents

At the beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida, 19-year-old Josh Scurlock looks out at the water. The larger-than-normal waves look rough but not too rough, so he and a friend venture out into the water. A …

NASA Funds Pool Safety Research on Limb Entrapment and Evisceration

February 23, 2011 – 5:28 pm Comments Off

New research funded by NASA through the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) verifies the suction forces involved with pool intake pipe limb entrapments and that the release of vacuum can free the limb. In a separate report, the estimated number of seconds from start to finish in which eviscerations occur was also discovered. SATOP’s Florida center, the Technological Research and Development Authority and the Pool Safety Council, in conjunction with Florida Institute of Technology conducted a series of tests to confirm these groundbreaking results.

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

September 15, 2010 – 3:54 pm One Comment
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed.

School’s Out: Summer Camp Preparation & Injury Prevention

June 19, 2010 – 12:06 pm Comments Off
School’s Out: Summer Camp Preparation & Injury Prevention

The bell has rung, and school is out. Before you turn your children loose to enjoy outdoor activities and participate in area summer camps, be sure to follow these safety recommendations for safe and enjoyable summer fun. Every parent should be mindful of sun safety, especially those with kids attending summer camp or participating in other outdoor activities. Before you pry your kids away from their XBOX or Playstation and pack their bags, you should confirm with the camp staff that that they have measures and policies in place to prevent over exposure to the sun resulting in sunburn.

Common Sense Summer Safety Tips

June 13, 2010 – 1:10 pm Comments Off

It has certainly been a long winter; you probably thought it would never end.  Spring has sprung, and now summertime is around the corner.  Summer, of course, means outdoor fun.  Swimming and playing in the …

Lifeguarding is Serious Business; Texting and Water Safety Do Not Mix

June 11, 2010 – 4:02 pm Comments Off
Lifeguarding is Serious Business; Texting and Water Safety Do Not Mix

Lifeguards are given tremendous responsibility at swimming pools throughout the country. In addition to maintaining and cleaning the pool, a lifeguard on duty must be ever vigilant to watch swimmers and divers so as to prevent drowning and other aquatic injuries.