Water Recreation Safety

** Consumer ALERTS **
 
Waterway Plastics Recalls Spa Drain Suction Covers Due to Risk of Entrapment
US Consumer Product Safety Notice
Waterway Plastics toll-free at (866) 719-6044, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or website at www.waterwayplastics.com and click on “Recall” under Resources for more information.

S.R. Smith Recalls Pool Lifts due to Fall Hazard
US Consumer Product Safety Notice
S.R. Smith toll-free at 888-497-9290 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email splashpalinfo@srsmith.com, or online at www.srsmith.com and click on “Splash/ PAL Hi Lo Recall” or www.splashpalliftinfo.com for more information.  

The Water Recreation Program Staff work to reduce the risk of unintentional drowning and to prevent illness for people who swim, soak, or play in public pool, spas, hot tubs or natural bodies of water through the following activities: 
  • Conducting routine inspections of public swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. During inspections, staff:
  • Check the levels of chemicals in the pool to make certain that the pool water contains enough chlorine or bromine to prevent harmful bacteria or virus from reaching unsafe levels. 
  • Make certain that fences and gates that help to keep small children from entering the pool area without a parent or guardian meet minimum standards. 
  • Check to make certain pool operators have all the necessary equipment needed to respond to emergencies.
  • Review the records kept by pool operators that show how frequently they test the pool and the results of the testing.
  • Investigate drowning and near drowning incidents.
  • Investigate possible illnesses. 
  • Investigate complaints.
  • Provide community education opportunities to lifeguards, pool operators, and community groups on water recreation safety.