Plunge Pop-Up Safety Precautions

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Important Safety Precautions

/!\ Read and follow all warnings and instructions to reduce the risk of serious injury or death! Keep these warnings and instructions for future reference.

Use Precautions

/!\ DANGER To reduce the risk of drowning, do not allow children under 18 years of age to use the Plunge Pop Up. Use by anyone under 18 years of age must be approved by a medical professional and supervised at all times.

/!\ DANGER Drowning risk. Prevent access to the Plunge Pop Up by children and pets. The cover may not prevent access to the Plunge Pop Up in all conditions. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that children and pets cannot access the Plunge Pop Up. Do not allow children to play near, on or with the Plunge Pop Up.

/!\ DANGER Hypothermia risk. Immersion in cold water can induce hypothermia which may be deadly. Immediately stop use and call 911 if you experience signs of hypothermia such as, but not limited to, violent shivering, sluggishness, speech problems, reduced motor skills, rigid muscles, blue skin, or erratic heartbeat. Please read additional information about hypothermia below.

/!\ DANGER Prolonged use can increase the risk of hypothermia. 

/!\ DANGER Risk of Drowning. Sudden immersion in cold water can induce cold shock that can lead to panic, loss of breathing control, impaired mental ability, or changes to heart rate and blood pressure. Use under supervision until you know how your body reacts to use of the Plunge Pop Up.

/!\ DANGER Never use alcohol or drugs before or during use of the Plunge Pop Up. The use of alcohol or drugs can greatly increase the risk of fatal hypothermia, unconsciousness, or drowning.

/!\ WARNING Consult a physician before use if you are pregnant or may be pregnant, suffer from obesity, or have a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems, or diabetes.

/!\ WARNING Consult a physician before use if you are taking medication that may induce drowsiness, or affect heart rate, blood pressure, or circulation.

/!\ WARNING Do not use the Plunge Pop Up if you are suffering from an infectious disease

/!\ WARNING People with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capacities, or lack of experience or knowledge, should only use the Plunge Pop Up under supervision.

/!\ WARNING Always check the temperature of the water with an accurate thermometer before use.

/!\ WARNING To decrease the risk of injury, use caution when entering and exiting the Plunge Pop Up.

Electrical Safety

/!\ DANGER: Risk of electric shock. Install at least 1.5 meters (5 feet), from all electrical outlets and appliances.

/!\ DANGER: Risk of Electric Shock. Do not permit any electrical appliance, such as a light, radio, television, etc. within 1.5 meters (5 feet) of a Plunge.

 

Installation and Maintenance Precautions

/!\  No matter where you install your new Plunge Pop Up, it’s important that you have a solid foundation for support. If using patio stones, they should be at least two inches thick and twelve inches square. Even with stones in place, the Plunge will possibly settle and become uneven, and may require re-leveling over time.

/!\ Deck Installation: To be certain your deck can support your Plunge Pop Up, you must know the deck’s maximum load capacity. Consult a qualified building contractor or structural engineer. This weight per square foot must not exceed the structures’ rated capacity, or serious structural damage could result. The Plunge Pop Up with water is approximately 900 lbs.

/!\ Flooring: Before placing your Plunge Pop Up, confirm that your flooring is waterproof/resistant to reduce risk of damage. 

/!\ CAUTION: Replace water at least weekly in accordance with the instructions in this manual. Standing water can increase the risk of mold, algae, or water-borne diseases.

Important Hypothermia Information

Prolonged immersion in cold water may induce hypothermia. While it is important to keep our bodies properly warm, it is equally important for us to be able to cool down. But in certain environmental conditions our bodies cool down too much.

Our temperatures drop too far when they dip into hypothermic internal temperatures of 95 degrees and lower. There are four main ways that our bodies give off heat and cool themselves: conduction, convection, radiation and evaporation.

Each of these processes helps us sustain healthy internal temperatures. They also give us a better understanding of how hypothermia happens. When someone’s warming reactions, like shivering, aren’t enough to overcome the cooling process, hypothermia can set in. Look for several important signs indicating the different stages of hypothermia. Mild hypothermia: shivering, goosebumps, difficulty with complex motor skills moderate hypothermia: violent shivering, sluggish, speech problems, difficulty with fine motor skills severe hypothermia: rigid muscles, dazed, shivering has stopped, blue skin, erratic heartbeat, unconscious.

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