This Summer! Summer is here! The temperature is finally rising and your family can’t wait to dive into pool season to start to cool off. Wait a minute! Enjoying life by the pool can be fun, but are you and your family aware of the safety you have to take into consideration when having a pool? Check out these 3 tips to make pool safety cool before you jump in!
Give your kids the 411 on pool safety
From an early age, it is a great idea for kids to become familiar with being around water and for them to gain a healthy respect for it. If they are younger, they should have some form of protective gear (a life jacket, water wings, goggles, etc) and understand why these pieces of equipment are important to wear when around water. They should also know why running and horseplay are unsafe to do in and around the pool area. Finally, swimming lessons are an important step for kids to learn how to respect the water and to learn how to play and move around in it safely.
Protect the perimeter
Having a self-locking fence around your pool is not only a smart idea, it is also mandatory to have one. This helps to keep “visitors” from gaining access to your pool, or accidents caused by easy entrance to your pool. Check the local by-laws as they differ where the height of your fence is concerned and put one around your pool accordingly. You can also turn to pool experts for fencing needs and advice. Other clever gadgets to keep the area around your pool safe are alarms. An in-pool alarm it will notify you if something or someone is in your pool without your knowledge. A door alarm will sound when the door of your fence around your pool has been opened. These tools will make having a pool much safer, and can help prevent accidents from happening.
Have the essential safety gear around your pool
You need more than just a bathing suit to enjoy your pool safely. Having the essential gear to keep pool-goers happy and safe are key during pool season. Should an accident happen, having items such as a pool rescue hook, a lifesaving ring and a first aid kit in the vicinity of your pool can save valuable time and possibly save a life. Another great item to keep close to your pool is a phone as time is of the essence in an emergency.
Everyone likes to make a splash during pool season, but now you and your family can also do it safely! Do you have other pool safety tips to share with our readers? Comment below!