Does your swimming pool open today? If so you will need a few essential lifesaving items: Spineboards or backboards with a head immobilizer, guard rescue tubes, lifesaving ring buoy, and of course some lifeguards. The lifeguard backboards are a must for every public swimming pool or private club swimming pool, and don’t forget to purchase the backboard straps. Life guard rescue tubes are also a must have item for every lifeguard on your pool deck. These are available in 40″ and 50″ sizes. Guard ring buoys and shepherds hooks for lifeguarding are also important safety devices for pools.