SAFETY

 

 

WARNING
Ensure active adult supervision at all times
Do not leave children unsupervised in or around the pool - keep them within arms' reach
Pool fencing laws apply to this pool
Consult your local government authority for requirements

 

 

 

 CHILD DROWNING PREVENTION

 

A FEW CENTIMETRES OF WATER AND 20 SECONDS IS ALL IT TAKES FOR A CHILD TO DROWN

 

  • Drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths for Australian children. Children are adventurous and enjoy exploring their environments making them more at risk. They are often attracted to water but have little understanding of the danger that it poses. The physical build of young children also places them at risk as they are ‘top heavy’ and prone to falling into water due to a lack of balance. Drowning can occur quickly and silently - 20 seconds and a few centimetres of water is all it takes for a toddler to drown
  • It’s not only large bodies of water, such as larger in ground pools and the beach that put children at risk; other small bodies of water, like a smaller inflatable pool, are also huge drowning hazards
  • Keep a constant watch on your children around the water. Active adult supervision involves focusing all of your attention on children at all times, when they are in, or around the pool. Do not expect older children to look after younger kids. Children have short attention spans and can be easily distracted
  • Remain within arm’s reach of children to ensure you can get to them in time if something goes wrong. Older children still need to be supervised by an adult who is ready to enter the water in case of an emergency
  • Stay close and constantly supervise even when they are NEAR the pool, even during filling and draining process
  • Do not remove any safety barriers until the pool is completely empty and stored away
  • Always take children with you if you leave the water area
  • Remove all toys or anything attractive to a child when pool not in use
  • Ensure pool is free from furniture or other items that could be used to climb up on and fall into pool
  • When not in use, remove water to 1cm or less
  • Pool fencing laws apply to this pool. Consult your local government authority and requirements
  • For more information, please visit: https://kidsafe.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Drowning-Information-Sheet.pdf

 

'WARNING! Children have drowned in portable swimming pools. Ensure active adult supervision at all times. Do not leave children unsupervised in or around the pool—keep them within arm's reach. Empty and store safely after use.'

  

TIME TO DRAIN?

 

  • Water can be easily contaminated so make sure you refresh the water frequently, especially in hot weather to prevent illness
  • Empty the pool when not in use using the drain plug to prevent drownings and illness
  • Check local regulations for specific directions on how to dispose of swimming pool water

 

DIVING RISK

 

Do not dive, jump, or slide into this pool. Paralysis or death can result

 

WE ALL KNOW WATER AND ELECTRICITY DON’T MIX…

 

  • DIPP advises fitting a safety switch to the house where the pool is used
  • DIPP advises arranging for a licensed electrician to install a suitable weather-protected electrical power point close to the pool so that there is no need to use flexible extension cords
  • Water and electricity can be a lethal combination. Take extreme care when using your DIPP electric pump
  • DO NOT inflate your pool using your electric pump if the electric pump has come in contact with water or been damaged in any way
  • Keep extension cords, electrical lines or any electrical appliances away from your pool at all times
  • DO NOT inflate your pool near any electrical hazards or under powerlines

 

EMERGENCY

 

  • It is important to keep a list of emergency numbers and a working phone near the pool at all times incase something bad happens
  • Prompt CPR can save a life in the event of an emergency. Becoming certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and keep CPR instructions near pool at all times. This will be essential in the response to an emergency

 

SETTING-UP SAFETY

 

  • Set your DIPP up on a flat surface to stop the pool collapsing and causing bodily injury
  • Do not inflate your DIPP on an elevated surface like a balcony
  • Your DIPP should be set up in compliance with local safety and building codes. Follow “INFLATION” instructions listed

 

GENERAL SAFETY DURING USE

 

  • Remove all loose, hard and sharp things before entering
  • Have fun, but NO horse play in the pool. Refrain from leaning, jumping, diving and applying pressure to the pool
  • Keep the water fresh. No one likes a dirty pool and your body won’t like the illness it can cause
  • Keep the pool floor visible
  • Follow the “PRODUCT CARE” to prevent beyond normal wear and deterioration. Deterioration can lead to the pool popping causing large volume of water to be released creating property damage or bodily injury
  • Your DIPP pool is designed the way it is to help you stay safe. Do not modify this product or accessories supplied by manufacturers