The Division of Building Standards and Codes and the Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) hope that you are thoroughly enjoying your time this summer, with children being off from school and vacations in full swing- summer parties and sun are the main focus. We urge you to please remember POOL SAFETY this summer, as you head out to Barbeques, public parks and even your own back yard. The water is a great tool to have some fun and cool off but can become dangerous quickly! The following are tips from the Red Cross that you may want to consider as you enjoy your summer in the pool, spa or hot tub:
1. Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. 2. Designate a water watcher…and stay in arm’s reach of young children. 3. Install anti-entrapment drain covers and safety release systems to protect against drain entrapment. 4. Always secure the pool or hot tub with a cover or alarm when you leave it unoccupied. 5. Establish and enforce safe pool use. 6. If a child is missing, check the water first.
It is important to note that all new and used pools being installed in Wyoming County DO REQUIRE to be inspected by your local Building Code Enforcement Officer and installed in accordance with manufacturers specifications. We will ensure that your pool has been inspected for safety and that proper gates and alarms have been installed pursuant to New York State Code Requirements.