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FREE Safety Ebook

FREE POOL SAFETY BOOK

Learn how to make your pool the safest place it can be for your family, friends and pets.

The Pool Safety Bible, written by our very own Ken Walker, is now available FREE on the Internet. Please download a copy herehere 


This Ebook (22,000 words extracted from this website and ' The Pool Bible' by the same author) is stuffed with essential information

and practical advice on safety around pools and around open water in general. 

You can get a copy of The Pool Bible for Kindle at AmazonAmazon for just $9.99 

Owning a pool comes with a lot of responsibilities. The Pool Safety Bible is FREE - please download a copy and learn how to protect your family, friends and pets.

Pools can be great fun but they are also dangerous places. You should be aware that a pool is a potentially life-threatening hazard and plan to make it the safest place it can be.

Mixing sun, water, hazardous chemicals, electricity and kids together can produce a deceptively toxic cocktail. 

Hundreds of people, many of them kids just 1 to 4 years old, drown in backyard pools in the USA every year. Thousands more are admitted to Hospital for emergency treatment following an 'immersion accident'. Tens of thousands of others become infected or suffer falls, cuts, poisoning, electrocution, skin complaints and eye damage. Some of those folks become permanently disabled and others die from their injuries.

World-wide, the number of fatal drownings is even more shocking. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 388,000 people accidentally drown every year around the globe. We're trying to make a difference to these figures by gifting The Pool Safety Bible to as many people as we can.

The Pool Safety Bible covers dozens of different aspects of Pool Safety and tells you what you can do to make your own patch safe. Subjects covered range from transport, storage, use and handling of chemicals to explanations of the pros and cons of each type of Safety Barrier (and how to raise the money for Safety Equipment). From what to do in a chemical accident to where to learn CPR for free.

Pretty much every day you can read yet another newspaper story about the tragic death of a toddler in a backyard pool. Or a river, a lake or a bathtub. Or a story about a teenager who is paralyzed from the neck down from a diving injury. Or someone who has damaged or lost their sight from a pool chemical burn.

Most pool accidents are predictable and therefore, to an extent, preventable. All that's needed is that those at risk, i.e. those that live around open water such as a pool, river, lake etc., learn the facts about Safety and learn what they can do to protect themselves and their loved ones.

As already mentioned above, The Pool Safety Bible is FREE - please download a copy, read it and learn from it. Please also encourage others - whether they own their own pool or not - to download a copy and read it. By working together we (you and I and all our friends) can make a significant difference to the number of all pool-related accidents.

Thanks for reading!

Note: - Please contact our recommended pool professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

All of Spain and Portugal  -  poolsafetyspain.compoolsafetyspain.com - for all aspects of Pool Safety

Costa del Sol - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nerja area - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Safety Barriers

The single most effective prevention of drowning measure is the installation of a Safety Barrier to prevent unauthorised - or unsupervised - access to the water

A pool fitted with a Safety Barrier is far less likely to be the scene of an accident, and in many places such a barrier is required by law

Read a little about your legal liabilities - and here's lots more information on general pool safety; what you can do to your own pool to make it the safest place it can be

A swimming pool is a difficult environment for any equipment to deal with - 24/7 exposure to weather, chemicals, damp and humidity all contribute to the harsh conditions.

Anything that has to last for several years around a pool is probably not going to be cheap and Safety Barriers are certainly no exception to this. However, they are vital safety equipment and, if you find them a bit beyond your immediate financial reach, - look here . . 

Barriers come in 3 main categories: -

Fences

Nets

Covers

Each has it's advantages and disadvantages - although there are NO disadvantages to the prevention of drowning

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website - All our work is Guaranteed, both Parts and Labour

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website. All our work is Guaranteed; Parts and Labour

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks, we look forward to meeting you soon

Note: - Please contact our recommended pool professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

All of Spain and Portugal  -  poolsafetyspain.compoolsafetyspain.com - for all aspects of Pool Safety

Costa del Sol - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nerja area - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*We only offer Quotations: - a fixed, agreed price that cannot, and will not, be increased. We do not give 'estimates', as an estimate offers the client no guarantee of final price

Share this website with other Pool Owners and Users,  encourage them to read about Pool Safety, learn CPR and help them to save lives, time and money. Please help us to make every pool a safer place - by sharing this information we can cut the number of pool accidents and deaths.  Please also see our FacebookFacebook page

Ken Walker - MyPoolGuru©

General Safety

Keeping safe around water is not difficult to do; it just needs some planning, some forethought and a lot of vigilance

Click on the links below to read about how you can make your pool safe and avoid accidents 

General Pool Safety 

Life-saving Emergency Procedure

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Be safe on Holiday

Holiday and New Homes

Pool Alarms 

Pool Safety Barriers 

- Paying for Safety Equipment

- Pond Safety - DIY Pond Nets

- Pool Fences

- Pool Safety Nets - DIY Katchakid

- Pool Safety Covers - Pool Cover Safety

Kids Section

- Safety for Kids

- Babysitters

- Pool Rules for Kids

- Shallow Water Blackout - THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DROWNING IN THE WESTERN WORLD! (And you may never have even heard of it)

- Swimming Lessons

Pets 

Safety for Pets

                        - Scamper Ramp

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website. All our work is Guaranteed; Parts and Labour

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks, we look forward to meeting you soon

Note: - Please contact our recommended pool professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

All of Spain and Portugal  -  poolsafetyspain.compoolsafetyspain.com - for all aspects of Pool Safety

Costa del Sol - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nerja area - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*We only offer Quotations: - a fixed, agreed price that cannot, and will not, be increased. We do not give 'estimates', as an estimate offers the client no guarantee of final price

Share this website with other Pool Owners and Users,  encourage them to read about Pool Safety, learn CPR and help them to save lives, time and money. Please help us to make every pool a safer place - by sharing this information we can cut the number of pool accidents and deaths.  Please also see our FacebookFacebook page

Ken Walker - MyPoolGuru©

Broken Glass

- in a pool is very bad news. To avoid getting any broken glass in your pool keep all glassware - that's bottles, glasses, salad-bowls, candle-holders, ash-trays, etc. - well away from the pool area

By 'well away' I mean not near the pool and not in the pool area. Buy unbreakable Polycarbonate bar-ware and plates for use around the Pool, Deck or Terrace

Clear glass is almost invisible when it's in the pool (although it does fluoresce under a bright 'black-light' source) and represents a very real danger to swimmers, which is why I'm forever advising our clients and subscribers to keep all and any glass items away from the pool to reduce the chances of any broken glass getting into the water

Pool Safety goes a lot further than installing a security barrier to prevent kids falling in the pool - you should also plan ahead to prevent accidents from happening, like this one . . .

In the summer of 2006 we were called out to a pool where an accident had taken place

There had been a pool party the previous evening and, somehow, a glass had been left on the steps. When the pump started up on the timer in the morning the jets washed the glass off the steps and it rolled into the pool

About 11a.m. the teenage son dragged himself from his bed, jumped into the shallow end and landed on the broken glass. The glass shattered under his foot, lacerating his sole and slicing the tendons of his foot

He was hospitalised for emergency surgery, spent the rest of the summer hopping about and is (possibly) still limping from the experience. Like so many ex-pats he was not covered by Medical Insurance. That was just the start of their financial troubles

As mentioned above, clear glass is invisible in water and so, wishing to avoid further accidents, the parents agreed over the phone that the pool should be emptied to ensure that all remnants of the broken glass were removed. (Draining the pool and sweeping the floor is the only 100% sure way to remove all the glass)

The pool was on an Urbanisation without main drains and so the pool had to be emptied by tanker trucks; at a cost of €520

The tanker company could not begin the work for a few days and in that time the pool went green (all Chlorine had been depleted by the blood in the water), the pH rose and the walls of the pool and the sand-filter became badly calcified

We carried out the repairs to the pool; we acid-washed the walls, replaced the Silex in the filter with Zeolite and arranged for the pool to be re-filled by the same chuckling tanker driver – at a further cost of €660 for the water

We then supplied the start-up pool-chemicals, etc, etc. Perhaps in total the whole affair cost the family somewhere around €5-6000 including the private medical bills. Quite an expensive party, all in all!

In early February 2007 I attended the Spatex Pool Exhibition in Brighton and found, amongst other pool-related items, an elegant collection of Polycarbonate Barware; something for which I had been searching for quite some time

The advantage of Polycarbonate is that it is unbreakable in normal use and is therefore safe to use around the pool, it looks and feels like traditional glass, is microwave-safe and good for 2000 dishwasher cycles. The manufacturers, who are in New Zealand, guarantee their hand-finished products for 5 years.

(It's cunningly called Click-Clack; for the noise they make when you 'clink' glasses!)

Please visit http://www.poolschool.euhttp://www.poolschool.eu who carry a stock of Click-Clack

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website. All our work is Guaranteed; Parts and Labour

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks, we look forward to meeting you soon

 

Note: - Contact our recommended Pool Professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

All of Spain and Portugal  -  poolsafetyspain.compoolsafetyspain.com - for all aspects of Pool Safety

Costa del Sol - PoolSchool S. L.PoolSchool S. L. - Pool Services, Solar heating, Spas, 

Nerja area - PoolTechNerjaPoolTechNerja - as above

Each of the above offers years of experience, free unbiased advice and excellent, Professional service.

 

Please share this website with other Pool Owners and Users,  encourage them to read about Pool Safety, learn CPR and help them to save lives, time and money. 

Help us to make every pool a safer place - by sharing this information we can cut the number of pool accidents and deaths.  

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Ken Walker - MyPoolGuru©