Pool Safety Tips
Dive In and Donate to Charity for Swim & Water Safety
Leslie's is holding a charity fundraiser for swim and water safety at all store locations through October. Donate today and help keep your community safe around water.
May 12, 2023
Pool Chemical Safety and Mandatory EPA Labeling: What You Need to Know
Some of the chlorine tablets, pool shock, and algaecides sold in online marketplaces aren’t approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Without that mandatory EPA-approved label, it’s not a product anyone should be handling, let alone putting in their pools.
March 15, 2023
The Virginia Graeme Baker Act: How to Check Your Pool Drain
Some drowning incidents are caused by something very preventable — entrapment against a pool or spa drain. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was enacted to prevent such incidents. Is your pool drain safe?
February 10, 2023
Is Your Pool Water Safe for Swimming?
Your pool may be free of debris, and the water may look crystal clear, but that doesn't always mean it's safe to swim in. Keep reading to find out if your water is actually swim-ready, or if you’ve got some work to do.
June 21, 2022
Dogs and Swimming Pools: Your Pet Safety Guide
If you’re the owner of a furry companion, you know that many dogs love to go swimming, especially in the heat of summer. But can dogs swim in pools?
April 9, 2022
The Ultimate Swimming Pool Fencing Guide
Thinking of installing a safety fence or barrier around your swimming pool? There are a few things you should know before getting started. Keep reading to learn more about the legal requirements and the many different fencing options.
January 21, 2022
How to Keep Your Cool in Extreme Heat
Relentless summer sun doesn’t need to ruin your next pool party. With a few simple precautions, you can stay safe and keep on swimming through all the toasty weeks to come.
June 14, 2021
Understanding the Dangers of Cloudy Pool Water
Cloudy pool water can be a big problem for pool owners. Not only is it an eyesore, it’s also a health and safety hazard. If you think it's OK to swim in cloudy water, think again.
June 3, 2021
Leslie's Water Safety Survey Shows Need for Education
Leslie's recently conducted a water safety survey to determine how much our communities know. What we found what that more education is needed.
May 20, 2021
Safety Cover Buyer's Guide
It's important to purchase the correct size and shape for your pool, and knowing how to measure for a safety cover is the first step. There are also a few different styles of safety covers — mesh, solid, or a hybrid of the two. But what's the difference? Which safety cover is best for your pool?
November 2, 2020
5 Tips to Protect Kids Learning to Swim
With help from the Aquatic Safety Research Group, Leslie's has put together a list of important tips to help kids safe while they learn to swim.
June 3, 2020
5 Tips to Stay Water Safe
May is National Water Safety Month! Leslie’s has partnered with Dr. Tom Griffiths and Rachel Griffiths of the Aquatic Safety Research Group to provide tips on how to stay water safe this season.
May 19, 2020