Intex Safety Info
Intex Recreation Corp. is dedicated to the safe use of all of its products. While all accidents cannot be prevented, practicing good safety habits, setting and following rules, carefully reading instruction manuals, and vigilant supervision can greatly reduce the likelihood of injury as well as reduce injury severity. Please take the time to review the following information, and make use of the link provided, to assist in keeping you and your family safe from injury. GENERAL AQUATIC SAFETY Water recreation is both fun and therapeutic. However, it involves inherent risks of injury and death. To reduce these risks, read and follow all product, package and package insert warnings and instructions. Remember, however, that product warnings, instructions and safety guidelines cover some common risks of water recreation, but do not cover all risks and dangers as unforeseen conditions can occur. For additional safeguards, also familiarize yourself with the following general guidelines as well as guidelines provided by nationally recognized Safety Organizations:
- Demand constant supervision. A competent adult should be appointed as a “lifeguard” or water watcher, especially when children are in and around the pool.
- Learn to swim.
- Take the time to learn CPR and first aid.
- Instruct anyone who is supervising pool users about potential pool hazards and about the use of protective devices such as locked doors, barriers, etc.
- Always use common sense and good judgment when enjoying any water activity.
- Supervise, supervise, supervise.
- The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals: The Sensible Way to Enjoy Your Aboveground/Onground Swimming Poolwww.apsp.org/Public/Consumers/PoolSpa
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Pool Safety for Children www2.aap.org/family/tipppool.htm
- Red Cross www.redcross.org
- Safe Kids www.safekids.org
- Home Safety Council: Safety Guide www.homesafetycouncil.org
- Toy Industry Association: Toy Safety www.toy-tia.org
- Consumer Product Safety Commission www.poolsafely.gov and www.cpsc.gov
- National Drowning Prevention Alliance www.ndpa.org