Navigation Links
American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation Promote Water Safety and Good Home Pool Maintenance With New Online Course
Date:6/15/2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation(R) announced today the premiere of the online Home Pool Essentials(TM): Maintenance and Safety course. Home Pool Essentials teaches pool care and water safety techniques to help home pool and hot tub owners stay safer and enjoy a well maintained environment this summer. For an enrollment fee of $19.95, the course allows consumers to learn at their leisure at www.homepoolessentials.org.

There are nearly 9 million backyard pools and 6 million hot tubs in the United States. "According to a recent Red Cross survey, 66% of parents with children plan to engage in water-related activities where no lifeguards will be on duty, including home pools," said Scott Conner, Senior Vice President of Preparedness and Health and Safety Services for the American Red Cross. "Home Pool Essentials will help home pool owners provide a safer environment for their family and friends."

Through interactive learning, videos, exercises and short quizzes, and a downloadable 30-page resource guide, this two-hour course teaches important lessons, such as how to take steps to:

  • Lessen the risks of home pool ownership and operation
  • Identify appropriate safety equipment
  • Provide layers of protection such as preventing unsupervised access, establishing rules and enforcing safe behaviors, and ensuring that everyone knows how to swim well
  • Prevent pool and hot tub entrapment hazards
  • Prepare for and respond to aquatic emergencies

Home Pool Essentials doesn't just focus on safety. It also shows participants how to reduce ownership costs by maintaining cleaner, safer pools and hot tubs. Though pools and spas bring a lot of joy, there are certain risks and responsibilities with having water, chemicals and equipment near the home.

"Pool and hot tub owners are often frustrated when their water is not clear or if they have algae or can't seem to get the chemical levels right. Home Pool Essentials is a great resource to help prevent these problems and more," says Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF). "Owners will find Home Pool Essentials useful even if they hire service companies or rely on a professional pool store. The course will help owners better identify problems and potential solutions and more readily judge if they can fix the problem or if they should consult a professional."

According to a recent American Red Cross survey of more than 1,000 adults, 10% of Americans have had an experience where they nearly drowned in a private pool. To learn more about the Red Cross and NSPF visit www.redcross.org and www.nspf.org. Proceeds from enrollment fees will help support the activities of the Red Cross and NSPF.

Details: Telephone survey of 1,002 U.S. Adults 18 years and older on March 20-23, 2009 conducted by ORC International.

For information or to schedule interviews, contact Laurie Batter, batterup@batterupproductions.com or 760-438-9304.

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.

Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D

https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=77270


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Swimming Pool Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
10. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... Building on the success ... became the sixth state to pass legislation which ensures that children can possess ... Louisiana joins the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Utah and Washington who have ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... Illinois (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... Two ... were featured in a video designed to encourage lawmakers to protect Medicaid ... National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), highlights the story of Chuck and Cathy Schwarz, ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... today announced the expansion of Atmosera Managed Azure Services . The trusted, ... enhancements in support of the company’s growing customer base. Atmosera’s next generation services ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... Rosemont, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... & Conditioning Association (NBSCA) have named Javair Gillett of the Houston Rockets the NBSCA ... recipient of the award is decided by NBSCA members who vote to select the ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... East Los Angeles dentist, Ramin Assili DDS ... experiences. What happens to a woman during pregnancy can have profound effects on a ... a toll on a baby’s long-term health. This study, which was performed at the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/13/2017)... June 13, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... 2015 relating to its Zhejiang, China ... "The successful clearance of the Warning Letter related ... facility is a measure of the progress we have made ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... 2017 AirXpanders, Inc. (ASX: AXP) (AirXpanders or ... manufacture, sale and distribution of the AeroForm® Tissue Expander ... its commercial roll-out in the United States ... one hundred (100) medical institutions and health systems, located ... needle-free alternative for women who choose reconstructive surgery following ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... 2017  StatLab Medical Products ("StatLab" or ... of diagnostic supplies for the anatomic pathology ... Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), a healthcare-focused ... investment in the Company. Cressey & Company ... selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., with certain ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: