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Sales Leader Award for 2003. Aquatech Pool & Spas in Morton, IL received the Sales Leader Award for 2003 from Aloha Fiberglass Pools:

"In such a short time, you have managed to accomplish what many pool builders strive a lifetime to achieve. We are aware that you have worked hard to have earned a reputation for honesty and integrity in the pool business. The positive compliments on the warranty registration cards received from your customers, indicate that you truly do put your customers first. We are so pleased to know this."

Michelle Steward, National Sales Director of Aloha Fiberglass Pools.


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WATER SAFETY

Layers of Protection: Provide more than one means to protect your family and friends around the pool—especially your little swimmers!  Having a variety of safety devices in place can help to avoid unintentional accidents.  If one fails, a back-up is ready.  

Layers of protection include:

Barriers
Door, Fence, Pool and Child Alarms
Self-latching doors/gates
Safety Covers
Outside Phone

Your pool is the coolest thing in your backyard.  Be water aware! 
Promote worry-free fun in the sun with these safety tips:

Designate a “water watcher”

Designate a “water watcher”, an adult who agrees to watch the kids in and around the water and is not doing any distracting activity like reading or talking on the phone. Never leave children alone even for just one minute!

 
Learn to swim

Learn to swim. It’s the best way to stay safe in and around the water. Adults and children can learn or improve their swimming skills by taking swimming lessons.

 
Don’t rely on water wings

Don’t rely on water wings or other inflatable toys to keep a child safe. Always stay within an arm’s reach if your child can’t swim.

 
Secure all gates, doors, and windows

Secure all gates, doors, and windows leading to the pool. If you have small children, consider a pool alarm and equipping doors leading form the house to the pool with alarms that sound when the door is unexpectedly opened.

 
If a child is missing, check the pool first

If a child is missing, check the pool first. Go to the pool and scan the pool bottom, surface and surrounding area. Every second counts.

 
Keep toys away from the pool

Keep toys away from the pool when you’re not using the pool. Toys left in the pool can attract young children into the pool or to reach just a bit too far to try to retrieve it.

 
Make sure that furniture or other objects aren’t left near the fence

Make sure that furniture or other objects aren’t left near the fence that would enable a child to crawl over the fence.

 
Pool covers

Pool covers should be completely removed before using the pool.

 
Have a cordless phone or cell phone handy

Have a cordless phone or cell phone handy to make emergency calls, and it’s a good idea to post emergency numbers.

 
Keep rescue equipment easily accessible

Keep rescue equipment easily accessible and in good working condition. Poles with hooks and life preservers are recommended.

 
Clearly explain the pool rules and make sure children obey them

Clearly explain the pool rules and make sure children obey them. Some of the most important: No horseplay and walk, don’t run help to prevent falls; no chewing gum or eating to prevent choking; feet first on the slide and never dive in shallow water to prevent head injuries.

 
Have a first aid kit handy

Have a first aid kit handy and keep it stocked.

 
Protect children from the sun

Protect children from the sun by using plenty of sunscreen.

 
Pool drains can pose a major safety hazard

Pool drains can pose a major safety hazard known as entrapment. The suction holding the child to the drain is 400 to 500 pounds of pressure. Children playing underwater around a drain can be seriously injured or even drown.

Entanglement can occur when a child’s hair or swimsuit gets tangled in the drain or an underwater object, like a ladder. Talk with your kids about entrapment and entanglement and teach them to stay away from pool and spa drains. Raised drain covers, multiple drains and safety vacuum release devices are means available to help prevent entrapment.

If you have questions, ask one of the professionals at Aquatech to explain this important safety issue.