HTH and NSRI have collaborated to make a splash for safety, ensuring a joyous and accident-free festive season by promoting crucial pool safety measures.
Johannesburg, South Africa (14 December 2023) – HTH, a leading provider of pool care products in South Africa, is making waves with a strategic partnership aimed at promoting pool safety this festive season.
The company is teaming up with the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to spread awareness about the importance of safety around pools during the holiday season and beyond.
The festive season, marked by joy and celebration, often sees families flocking to pools or beaches for a refreshing dip. While these moments create cherished memories, HTH emphasises the need to prioritise safety to ensure a holiday season free of accidents.
Elsabe Venter, from HTH’s Marketing team, expresses pride in collaborating with NSRI, stating, “We are proud to announce our partnership with NSRI to promote pool safety during the Festive Season and beyond. Our goal at HTH is to ensure the entire pool ecosystem is well cared for, and that means also ensuring our consumers are equipped with pool safety knowledge.”
HTH’s partnership with the NSRI aims to reach 1 million kids through their Water Safety Education programme, while the NSRI is also working towards delivering 30,000 Survival Swimming lessons next year, with 5,000 children being able to swim to survive.
NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson underscores the critical importance of safety around swimming pools, especially during the holiday period.
He notes, “Safety around the swimming pool over the holiday period should be top of mind for all pool owners. Drowning is silent. If you can’t see your children and visitors in the water, you will not know that they are in difficulty. It is also important to remember that when consuming alcohol and supervising children swimming, your attention will be compromised.”
To drive home the message of water safety, HTH and NSRI offer key pool safety tips for the festive season:
- Supervision: Always ensure that there is a responsible adult actively supervising children around the pool.
- Barriers: Install proper barriers, such as pool nets, fences, and gates, to restrict access to the pool area.
- Learn CPR: Knowing CPR can be a lifesaver in emergency situations. Consider taking a CPR course to be prepared.
- Water Awareness: Educate children about the importance of water safety, including the dangers of running or rough play around the pool.
Through this meaningful partnership, HTH and NSRI aspire to make a positive impact on water safety awareness, contributing to safer festivities for families across South Africa.
For more information about pool safety and details about the HTH-NSRI partnership, please visit NSRI’s official website or contact NSRI EMERGENCY at 087 094 9774. Let’s make this festive season a time of joy and safety for everyone!