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Drain Safety

Drain Safety

Think about the end of vacuum cleaner tube. We’ve put our hand up to one and felt our palm get sucked against it.

Drain Safety
100s of pounds of force

Flat drain covers can be completely blocked by a body part. The suction can be equivalent to hundreds of pounds of force.

Drain Safety
Strong Circulation

They also create a strong circulation of water that can attract hair and cause entanglement.

Drain Safety
New Design

The safer drains on the market are designed so they can’t be fully blocked.

Drain Safety
Always Ask

Ask pool and spa owners if they are using anti-entrapment drain covers. If they are not or don’t know ... find another pool.

Drain Safety
Warn the children

Tell children to stay away from drains or other outlets. And keep telling them.

Learn more about pool and spa drain safety

Pool Safety

The ZAC Foundation recommends that private pools follow the public pool requirements set forth in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act to prevent drain entrapment, which requires at least two layers of protection such as:

  • Dual drains
  • A safety vacuum release system (SVRS)/li>
  • A suction-limiting vent system
  • A gravity drainage system
  • An automatic pump shut-off system
  • Drain disablement

If you have a backyard pool, The ZAC Foundation recommends taking some easy steps to ensure it is safe for everyone. Safe home pools should include:

  • An emergency pump shutoff system
  • Anti-entrapment drain covers
  • A 4-sided fence with a self-locking gate
  • An emergency telephone and life preserver in the pool area
  • Pool alarms on gates and doors leading to the pool area

Talk to your pool maintenance company or builder about all the ways you can make your pool safer and click here to learn more about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

Bath Safety

Bath Tips 01
Tip 01

Give your baby a sponge bath until their umbilical cord has fallen off. After that, they will be ready for a baby bathtub.

Bath Tips 02
Tip O2

Fill the tub with a couple inches of lukewarm water and never leave your baby unattended. We recommend turning off your phone to be fully present.

Bath Tips 03
Tip 03

Set everything you need within reach - soap, washcloth, towel, diaper, change of clothes - before you start so that you can have a hand on your baby at all times.

Winter WaterSafety

Drowning accidents are preventable. When is ice safe? All of these factors play a part:

  1. Age
  2. Thickness
  3. Temperature
  4. If its covered in snow
  5. Depth of water under the ice
  6. Size of the water body
  7. Water chemistry and currents
  8. Distribution of load on the ice

Help keep others safe by sharing the A,b,c,d's of Water Safety

A is for Adult - Never let children be alone near a pool, ocean, river, lake, or river.
B is for a Barrier