Plastics and Recreational Water Use


With summer in full swing, more and more people are spending time in their swimming pools or at the beach. But, recreations enjoyed in the water, be it in a private or public pool or at the beach, don’t come without their own fair share of risk. 

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3,000 drowning fatalities occur in the U.S. every summer. Nonfatal submersion injuries total more than five times that amount. Thankfully, plastic products play a significant role in helping to increase the safety at our pools and on the beaches.

Here, US Cast, one of the country’s leading cast acrylic rod manufacturers explains plastic’s role in helping reduce recreational water risks.

Why Plastic is Perfect for Recreational Water Safety

One of plastic’s most important attributes is that it is lightweight. But, it’s also incredible durable and of course, waterproof. These three characteristics add up to help make plastic simply the best material for water safety products.

Some key examples of how plastic is used to help keep our swimming pools and beaches safe include:

  • Plastic swimming pool safety covers
  • Personal flotation devices
  • Plastic ring buoys
  • Skid-resistant plastic water shoes
  • Plastic life vests
  • Re-usable plastic water bottles and cups for staying hydrated
  • Sealable plastic bags for protecting valuables

Plastic Is an Eco-Friendly Choice for Water Safety Products

Because plastic is so highly durable and resistant to wear, water safety products purchased today will last for several years, even with heavy daily use. This not only makes these products cost-effective, but also one of the most eco-friendly options available.

Plastic water safety products help save thousands of lives every year. From the plastic rescue rings tossed to those lost at sea to the blow-up flotation devices used to help children learn to swim, plastic can be found all throughout the water safety industry.

Contact US Cast's Cast Acrylic Rod Manufacturers Today

Without plastic, our swimming pools and beaches would be more dangerous environments and certainly, many more people would suffer injuries or even fatalities from recreational water use.

At US Cast, we can custom fabricate cast acrylic rods and tubes precisely for many applications. To learn more about the qualities of our plastics or to place and order, just give our cast acrylic rod and tube manufacturers a call today at 856-347-2342 or connect with us on Facebook.

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