The Ultimate Swimming Pool Safety Act Quiz
by Staff
A warm day relaxing by the pool with the family is the very definition of summer fun. But tragedy can strike at any moment when you combine young children and deep water. Congress has passed laws that attempt to reduce the risk to which children are exposed in and around swimming pools.

In what year was the Swimming Pool Safety Act (SPSA) passed?

  • 1984
  • 1999
  • 2007

What sort of buffer period was the SPSA given?

  • one year
  • three years
  • five years

The basic goal of the Swimming Pool Safety Act (SPSA) was to improve the safety of which of these groups?

  • children
  • the elderly
  • animals

At what age is a child at greatest risk of drowning?

  • infants
  • toddlers
  • adolescents

What percentage of annual water-related tragedies occur to toddlers?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent

Virginia Baker was the granddaughter of which of these politicians?

  • Secretary of State James Baker III
  • Senator Nancy Baker
  • Congressman Richard Baker

Which federal agency is charged with enforcement of the SPSA?

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • The Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Federal funding for the SPSA is given to whom?

  • pool and spa builders
  • participating states
  • families of the injured or deceased

Which is the best way to keep an unattended child away from a pool?

  • Warn the child about the dangers of drowning.
  • Yell at the child anytime he or she gets near a pool of water.
  • Build a protective fence around the pool.

To which sorts of pools does the SPSA apply?

  • public
  • private
  • any

The SPSA mandates that pool drains be covered for what reason?

  • Children can get caught in a pool drain.
  • People can slip and fall into a pool drain.
  • Pool drains with covers help filter the water as it is drained.

Pools run by the federal government are considered what?

  • public
  • private
  • exempt

Safety fences to be built around pools should be at least how high?

  • 3 feet
  • 4 feet
  • 5 feet

The bottom clearance for a pool's fence should be no higher than what?

  • 1 inch
  • 4 inches
  • 8 inches

If you're building a new pool or spa, and cannot afford to build a drain that complies with the SPSA, what can you do?

  • Don't build the pool.
  • Ask for additional funding from the federal government.
  • Build a pool that does not have a drain.