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Residential Pool or Hot Tub Owners
Owning an at-home pool or hot tub can be fun for the whole family. However, it is important for people who own pools or hot tubs in their homes to know how to take care of them and keep themselves and their families healthy and safe.
This site provides information for residential pool and hot tub owners on the following topics:
Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. Americans swim hundreds of millions of times in pools, oceans, lakes, rivers, and hot tubs/spas each year, and most people have a safe and healthy time enjoying the water. However, it is important to be aware of ways to prevent illness, sunburn, and drowning that can occur.
This site provides information for the public about healthy swimming in public venues so that everyone can maximize the health benefits of swimming while minimizing the risk of illness and injury.
- Health Benefits of Water-based Exercise
- How to Swim Healthy
- Recreational Water Illnesses
- Drowning, Injury, & Sun Protection
- State-based Healthy Swimming Information
From aquatic facility designers to lifeguards, aquatic professionals are the first line of defense against illness and injury at public aquatic venues. The pages below provide information about the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and management of public aquatic venues to assist aquatic professionals in creating and maintaining healthy and safe environments for swimmers of all ages and skill levels.