Tools & Resources
The CPSC offers a comprehensive library of brochures, reports, videos and checklists on pool and spa safety for the general public, state and local officials, national and regional safety groups and industry professionals.
We are utilizing these communications tools to ensure that our message reaches all of our audiences, allowing us to connect and share with every constituent and to ensure that everyone has access to useful information that could make a difference.
We encourage you to make copies of CPSC’s Pool Safely campaign materials, including brochures and tip cards, and distribute them at public pools and spas. Additionally, you can follow the Pool Safely campaign on Twitter.
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|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
Guidance for Safety: The Pool and Spa Safety Act
This 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.
Tips for Safety In and Around Water
This 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.
Fence Them! Cover Them! Put Them Away!
This 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.
Pool Safely Campaign Partners Fact Sheet
The campaign combines the efforts of a wide variety of partnering organizations, including drowning prevention, water and children’s safety groups; industry leaders and the pool and spa community; and state and local entities involved in pool and spa regulation.
Simple Steps Save Lives Fact Sheet
Read about the Pool Safely campaign’s simple safety steps that save lives in and around the pool and spa.
Pool Safely Communications Toolkit
The 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.
Pool Safely Fact Sheet
Read the details about CPSC’s Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign.
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.
- American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org/publiced/BR_WaterSafety.htm
- American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
- National Safety Council: www.nsc.org
- Safe Kids USA: www.safekids.org
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.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Swimming Program:
Video PSA: Simple Steps Save Lives 2010
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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.
Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives – for Industry
Similar 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.