Pool safety and the role of pool builders

As a swimming pool builder, I was pleased to be invited to contribute to this ...

Official Documentation

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Welcome to TopStep, the home of pool safety.

A couple of years ago I worked in the chemical industry and there safety was the first consideration in many decisions. In fact, the company’s license to operate was dependant on doing business safely. Why is it then, when operating within a home environment, similar stringent safety precautions are not expected? The pool industry needs […]

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Don’t wait until it is too late!

While there are a limited number of companies in South Africa capable of producing safety products for swimming pools, the real issue lies in the resistance or ignorance of the wider industry, and the public, to such safety covers. Safety Legislation for swimming pools is currently in draft format in Johannesburg and will most likely […]

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Please Mommy, Daddy don’t hurt me?

Seasonal Drowning Syndrome is the misconception that children only drown during the summer season, in a swimming pool and only in large bodies of water. The clever media people (newspapers, magazines, radio, television) created the Seasonal Drowning Syndrome by annually, September to December, dramatically placing great emphasis on the need for children to learn to […]

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Pool safety and the role of pool builders

As a swimming pool builder, I was pleased to be invited to contribute to this important forum on pool safety. Nobody wants to live with knowing they contributed to ending the life of another person, let alone a child – surely the worst thing to live with. We all have enough stress in our normal […]

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Pool Safety Legislation – a case of when, not if…

Will pool safety legislation really be passed in South Africa?

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