Local swimming pools closed after not meeting safety standards

January 12th, 2010 @ 12:33pm
By Randall Jeppesen

UTAH COUNTY -- Six Utah County swimming pools or spas have been shut down over the past week because inspectors say they haven't made required improvements to meet federal safety standards.

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The People Running Your Pool: Michigan is one 21 states not requiring certification for pool operators

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By Haley Walker, Alice Rossignol and Emma Ogutu

Maintaining a pool to be healthy and safe is not easy. And Kevin Hoard would know.

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New Rules for Pool and Hot Tub Owners

The Onslow County Commissioners have adopted a new ordinance they hope will prevent drownings and injuries.

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Dangerous Pool Covers

You've seen the headlines. Children hurt, trapped, disemboweled, and even killed by pool drains.

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CPSC Sets Public Hearing on Pool Drains Guidance

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Posted Oct 10, 2009 - 9:00am

The agency will hear comments from stakeholders on Nov. 4 in Bethesda, Md., and says it intends to amend the guidance, adding a sentence about the importance of proper flow rates and drain cover fastener integrity.

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Governor Schwarzenegger Makes Pool Safety a Priority

Californians who Comply with the Pool Spa & Safety Act Now –Don’t have to Worry

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The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.


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