Tools & Resources

These communication tools help to ensure that CPSC’s messages reach interested audiences. The Pool Safely information and education campaign makes it simple to connect and share useful information about pool and spa safety that could save a life.

CPSC encourages you to distribute these materials at public pools and spas, or share them with your friends and neighbors, to get the message out about the importance of pool and spa safety.

Some links on this page are for websites outside of the federal government. CPSC does not control these external sites or their privacy policies and cannot attest to the accuracy of information they contain. You may wish to review the privacy policies of these sites as their information collection practices may differ from ours. Linking to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement of the sites or the information they contain by CPSC or its employees.

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Complying with the Pool & Spa Safety ActFree Online Course

Free Online CourseThe National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) developed a free online course for complying with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool &Spa Safety Act. This interactive program provides pool and spa operators and service specialists, as well as state and local regulators, with the information they need to make pools and spas compliant and to inspect for compliance with the Act.

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Portable Pools

Fence Them! Cover Them! Put Them Away!

Portable Pool Tip CardThis tip card provides tips to consumers and anyone concerned about the increasing number of portable pools and how easily they can sometimes be accessed by small children.

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Guidance for Compliance

Guidance for Compliance

CPSC’s 8 training videos for proper inspection of pools and spas for compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

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Tips for Safety In and Around Water

Tips for Safety In and Around WaterThis handy tip sheet provides tips for water safety in pools, spas and around the home. Print a copy and keep it in a handy location.

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Pool Safely Communications Toolkit

Image of Communications ToolkitThe Pool Safely campaign offers a variety of helpful campaign materials that will add to your existing company’s or organization’s communications. These include brochures, tip cards, stickers, vinyl signs, posters, advertisements and public service announcements to be used in local media markets. The Toolkit also provides a “how-to” kit for holding your own Pool Safely campaign event and excellent tips for engaging the media.

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Pool Safely Door Hanger

Image detail of door hangersThis door hanger can be left at pool or spa sites to educate consumers about the Pool Safely campaign.

Available in English and Spanish

Pool Safely Fan

Image of fansThe fan can be used to promote the Pool Safely campaign and its water safety steps, while helping consumers stay cool by the pool.

Available in English and Spanish

Pool Safely Crack and Peel Sticker

Image of stickerThis sticker can be distributed to consumers, including children, to highlight the Pool Safely campaign.

Available in English and Spanish

Pool Safely Tattoos
These temporary tattoos can be used by anyone to help spread the word about the Pool Safely campaign.

Both available in English and Spanish

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Home Safety Organizations

The following organizations work to support pool and spa safety, drowning prevention as well as general water safety. Visit these sites to learn more about their activities and events.

Other Federal Agencies

The following agency promotes healthy swimming recommendations for appropriate pool and hot tub/spa design. Visit this site to learn more about their activities and events.

Pool Safely Print PSAs

Pool Safely Print PSAsLearn how the greatest water safety assurance in swimming pools and spas comes from adopting and practicing as many water safety steps as possible.
4 designs all 8.5” x 11”

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Pool and Spa Safety: The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

Pools, Spas and Everyone’s Safety: Layers of protection and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety ActStudy the CPSC staff presentation on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

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Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives – for Industry

Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives- for IndustrySimilar to the industry brochure, this tip card is designed for industry and provides a brief description of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act and outlines important water safety steps.

Guidance for Safety: The Pool and Spa Safety Act

Guidance for Safety: The Pool and Spa Safety ActThis tri-fold brochure is specially designed for pool operators and industry professionals to leave with their customers so they can learn more about the Pool Safely campaign and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

Simple Steps Save Lives Fact Sheet

Simple Steps Save Lives Fact SheetRead about the Pool Safely campaign’s simple safety steps that save lives in and around the pool and spa.

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Pool Safely Fact Sheet

Pool Safely Fact SheetRead the details about CPSC’s Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign.

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Posters
These posters can be used in classrooms, store windows or at events to show support for the campaign and for Splish and Splash.
8” x 11”

Available in English and Spanish

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Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools

Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home PoolsLearn more about the barriers intended to prevent drownings and near-drownings of children in home pools, spas and hot tubs. Guidelines cover fences, gates, audible alarms for doors with access to pools, and power safety covers.

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