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3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer!

| May 16, 2017 | 14 Comments

 

3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool

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 three pool safety tips 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 safety tips to share with our readers? Comment below!

 

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Julie says:

    Great safety tips! We need to be vigilant around pools to prevent the unthinkable from happening!

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    All great tips! We had a pool growing up and we followed all these tips to make sure safety came first.

  3. Awesome tips for people who have pools! We used to have an above ground for my siblings. I used it once but I’m deathly afraid of drowning.

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    We don’t have a pool but these tips will come in handy for those that do 🙂

  5. Debbie White Beattie says:

    The best safety tip I can give is to “Never Let Anyone Dive in the Pool”. The reason I say this is because when I was 18 I dove into a pool and a misstep had had me diving incorrectly and that misstep left me a quadriplegic. Please learn from my mistake!

  6. Debbie White Beattie says:

    If I could give one piece of advice for pool safety it is DON’T DIVE INTO A POOL UNLESS You KNOW IT’S DEEP ENOUGH. I say this because I dove into a pool I wasn’t familiar with and I hit the bottom, broke my neck and now I’m a quadriplegic. Be safe not sorry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This can be so much fun for the kids but so dangerous. I started teaching my boys safety techniques when they were very little. I mean like six months old. I didn’t want them to be afraid. I did want them to know how to save themselves without becoming fearful. This was a great article. Thank you for sharing

  8. DebH says:

    Great tips for pool owners!

  9. LisaM says:

    It’s always good to go over the basics – especially when it’s been a while. we have a large city pool just down the street and we start talking about the rules in the days leading up to our first visit.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Great tips that everyone should employ before approaching a pool. Please also mention to your children that isn’t a good idea to put your feet through a float in the pool. One of my sons did this and then had to be rescued because he couldn’t get them out again and was in danger of drowning. You can’t possibly think of all the crazy things kids might do so keep a sharp eye out when they are in the pool.

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