Pool & Spa Safety

In an effort to reduce child drownings, near drownings, and drain entrapments in our community, Safe Kids Pima County is providing free pool and spa safety checks to families who have backyard pools and spas.

During the pool & spa safety check, Safe Kids Pima County volunteers will check your home’s pool and/or spa environment and provide safety improvement recommendations associated with supervision, barriers, entrapment devices and learning water safety skills- layers of protection that may help save a child’s life. The appointment will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes and families will receive educational materials and resource information.

As part of the passage of the Virginia Graham Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act in 2007, the Consumer Product Safety Commission received funds for an education program to promote drowning prevention practices. Safe Kids USA was a recipient of funding that allows it’s coalitions to offer education based community programs.

Safe Kids Pima County is providing general safety recommendations and is not trained to assess water quality, the condition of barriers, drains, etc. or install safety devices. You should contact a qualified pool professional in your area for answers to specific questions.

To schedule an appointment, call Safe Kids Pima County at (520) 324-2783.

View PDFs of the recommendations on how to make your home safe: