A safe pool,
a perfect swim

A presentation of the Lifesaving Society

Be aware of safety for all bodies of water.

A child can drown in as little as a few centimetres of water. It is therefore important to consider the safety risks associated with other bodies of water than those found at home.

Hot tubs safety

Hot tubs with a capacity of more than 2,000 litres must meet the new provincial safety regulation on residential pools. This regulation also applies to in-ground hot tubs that are more than 60 centimetres deep. For other types of hot tubs, always use a cover that a child cannot remove. For maximum security, also install a lock or a fence to prevent a child accessing the hot tub at all times.

Water garden safety

Drowning fatalities have already occurred in water gardens, so we recommend that they not be installed in an area frequented by children or that is partially or completely hidden from view. Even if this type of installation is not for swimming and therefore not subject to regulation, it is recommended that it be fenced in.

Wading pool safety

Empty and store your wading pool or any other artificial pool used for swimming after each use if it is less than 60 centimetres deep. This will prevent the risk of drowning and keep any rainwater from collecting in this type of pool.

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