Resources for Parents & Families

resources for parents & families imageThese communication tools help to ensure that CPSC’s messages reach interested audiences. The Pool Safely information and education campaign makes it simple to connect and share useful information about pool and spa safety that could save a life.

CPSC encourages you to distribute these materials at public pools and spas, or share them with your friends and neighbors, to get the message out about the importance of pool and spa safety.

Some links on this page are for websites outside of the federal government. CPSC does not control these external sites or their privacy policies and cannot attest to the accuracy of information they contain. You may wish to review the privacy policies of these sites as their information collection practices may differ from ours. Linking to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement of the sites or the information they contain by CPSC or its employees.

Video: Safety Steps for Families 2013

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This bookmark is specifically designed for 7-10 year old children to help them learn the dangers of drowning and teach them what they can do to be safe in and around the water.

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The Adventures of Splish and Splash

This three part child-friendly interactive game was created to help families teach young children about water safety.
The adorable characters visit a home pool and a public pool with a simple introduction to learning to swim.



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Pool Safely Water Watcher Cards



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Kid Posters
These posters can be used in classrooms, store windows or at events to show support for the campaign and for Splish and Splash.
8” x 11”Available in English and Spanish









Tips for Safety In and Around Water

This handy tip sheet provides tips for water safety in pools, spas and around the home. Print a copy and keep it in a handy location.

Tips for Safety In and Around Water

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Portable Pools

Fence Them! Cover Them! Put Them Away!

Portable Pool Tip CardThis tip card provides tips to consumers and anyone concerned about the increasing number of portable pools and how easily they can sometimes be accessed by small children.

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Your Pool, Your Family’s Safety

Your Pool, Your Family's SafetyTips for safety around the pool and information on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

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Pool Safely Tattoos
These temporary tattoos can be used by anyone to help spread the word about the Pool Safely campaign.

Both available in English and Spanish

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Pool Safely Fan

Image of fansThe fan can be used to promote the Pool Safely campaign and its water safety steps, while helping consumers stay cool by the pool.

Available in English and Spanish

Pool Safely Crack and Peel Sticker

Image of stickerThis sticker can be distributed to consumers, including children, to highlight the Pool Safely campaign.

Available in English and Spanish

Pool Safely Door Hanger

Image detail of door hangersThis door hanger can be left at pool or spa sites to educate consumers about the Pool Safely campaign.

Available in English and Spanish

Pool Safely Campaign Partners Fact Sheet

The campaign combines the efforts of a wide variety of partnering organizations, including drowning prevention, water and children’s safety groups; industry leaders and the pool and spa community; and state and local entities involved in pool and spa regulation.

Pool Safely Partners Fact Sheet


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Simple Steps Save Lives Fact Sheet

Read about the Pool Safely campaign’s simple safety steps that save lives in and around the pool and spa.

Simple Steps Save Lives Fact Sheet

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Pool Safely Fact Sheet

Read the details about CPSC’s Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign.

Pool Safely Fact Sheet

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Home Safety Organizations

The following organizations work to support pool and spa safety, drowning prevention as well as general water safety. Visit these sites to learn more about their activities and events.

Other Federal Agencies

The following agency promotes healthy swimming recommendations for appropriate pool and hot tub/spa design. Visit this site to learn more about their activities and events.

Educational Video Introduction

Educational VideoLearn how the greatest water safety assurance in swimming pools and spas comes from adopting and practicing as many water safety steps as possible.

Pool Safely Step 1: Supervision

Pool Safely Step 1: An Educational VideoChapter 1 of 7

Learn more about how constant supervision is an important step to ensure safety around pools and spas.

Pool Safely Step 2: Fencing

Pool Safely Step 2: An Educational VideoChapter 2 of 7

Learn how making sure pools and spas have secure fencing and gates can keep children safe is an important safety step.

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