Stage 2 Water Restrictions - What you need to know: Find out more about Stage 2 Water Restrictions in Austin and surrounding areas here.

Drain Cover Recall:  Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers due to Incorrect Ratings.  The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.  To learn more and see what the covers look like, check out this link

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act:

A United States Law named after the daughter of Nance and James Baker and the grand daughter of former Secretary of State James Baker III.  The goals of this law is to reduce the number of suction entrapment incidents, injuries and death, and educate the public on the constant importance of monitoring and supervision of children anywhere near the water

Rebate for Pool Equipment:

Austin Energy Rebate for Variable Speed Pool Pump. If you are planning to replace your old pool pump or build a new pool, Austin Energy can help by reduce the cost of keeping your in ground pool clean.  Choose an Austin Energy qualified variable speed pool pump and motor and earn a $200 rebate.

Licensing Requirements for Pool and Spa Service Professionals:

Did you know that starting in March 2010, anyone who works on your pool or spa equipment is required to be licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation?  Make sure whoever works on your pool is compliant.  Osprey Pool and Spa Service is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, TICL 358.

 Drown Prevention and Safety:

Swimming Lesson Providers:  It's never to late to learn and it's always a good idea to learn early.  Find a List of Swim Lesson Providers in the Austin area.   

Water Information:

Healthy Swimming.  Keep you pool safe and your water clean to avoid injuries and illness.  Check out the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for lots of information.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) in a non-profit organization committed to improving public health by encouraging healthier living through aquatic education and research.  The NSPF is the leading educator for pool and spa service professionals.

 Pool Care:

Swimming Pool/Spa Equipment Data Form:  Too many pieces of equipment to keep track of for your pool?  Use this Pool/Spa Equipment Data Form to keep all of your pool/spa equipment information in one place.  Use the notes section for chemical brands, service dates, repair information, etc.   

Safety:

Hot Tub Safety Tips:  Keep your family and friends safe this holiday season when using a hot tub during visits and travel.  Check out these tips for help in making sure everyone enjoys their hot tub time. 

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