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King of Prussia, PA, United States, 2008/05/28 - Poseidon Swimming Pools is making all employees take "Pool Safety in Design" workshops. Pool safety has always been important to Poseidon but they want a formal initiative to impress upon all employees the importance of pool safety.
The weather is heating up which means that means swimming pool season is already here. As homeowners around the country open their pools this Memorial Day, Poseidon Pools is examining new ways to keep children safe in and around their pools. The benefits of owning a swimming pool are countless, but safety is an issue that must be always at the forefront. Poseidon swimming pools is requiring every employee take swimming pool safety classes in a forum we call our “Pool Safety in Design” initiative.
Tom Helenski, one of the owners of Poseidon Swimming Pools, recently said “We have always made safety an important part of job training and it has always been an important element in every swimming pool we design. We are always impressing upon our contractors and designers about swimming pool safety as an ongoing part of on the job training. However, this ongoing training and presence has been largely informal.”
Mr. Helenski goes on to say that “safety was always at the forefront of importance when building and designing a swimming pool, but I want something more concrete to show our current and potential customers that we truly do have safety in mind. Any swimming pool designer can create an elaborate backyard oasis, but it takes a truly skilled pool designer to couple safety with elaborate designs. The idea of ‘safe’ designs is nothing new to us, but now we will have certifications to back up our ideology.”
Attending the “Pool Safety in Design” workshops will be mandatory for everyone in the company from the swimming pool contractors to the designers to the office staff. The idea is that the more that the contractors and the company as a whole are formally aware of every level of safety, the more they are able to build a safe swimming pool. We want swimming pool safety to be just as important as an elaborate custom designed swimming pool. We feel that the yearly requirement of engaging in the “Pool Safety in Design” classes will serve as a constant reminder of how important swimming pool safety is to our industry.
The statistics regarding drowning are startling. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among children ages one to fourteen. Children can drown easily drown in any body of water, even the most shallow swimming pool or hot tub. This is why supervision is so important. A child left unsupervised even for a few seconds can drown. But, sometimes even the most responsible parents turn their backs for a split second on a child. In that short moment, a drowning event can occur. This is why Poseidon Swimming Pools is working toward a safer swimming pool environment. As a responsible swimming pool contractor, Poseidon Swimming Pools is aware of this statistic and is optimistic that engaging in “Pool Safety in Design” workshops will help reduce this nationwide statistic. As part of our safety first philosophy, we have always introduced and recommend to our in ground pool buyers products such as permanent security fencing and close circuit television that will additionally insure the safety of your family, friends and neighbors. As part of our new safety initiative, we will make introducing these elements to the homeowner a more prominent part of our initial presentation.
The Poseidon Swimming Pool contractors stress that owning a swimming pool is terrific, and at the same time, a tremendous responsibility. A swimming pool can be life changing for a family, yet everyone must be aware of the dangers that go along with ownership of a pool. While most pool companies prefer to steer clear of discussing the unpleasant subject during the sale of the pool, Poseidon feels that it is their duty. The swimming pool owner will not always be there to maintain a level of safety around their swimming pool area. Though a watchful eye is always the most important factor in reducing drowning, creating the safest swimming pool atmosphere is equally important. As part of the new initiative, Poseidon Swimming Pools (poseidonswimmingpools.com) will formally prove their commitment to creating swimming pool environments that are as safe as they are breathtaking.