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3 Pool Safety Tips for Parents

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 pools safety rules you have to take into consideration when having a pool?

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Pool safety tips

Check out these 3 pool safety tips for summer before you jump in!

Pool Safety for Kids

From an early age, kids should know about pool safety. It is a great idea for even as young as toddlers 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.

Fences for pool safety

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.

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Pool safety equipment

Another clever gadget to keep the area around your pool safe is a pool safety alarm or have your child wear a pool safety alarm bracelet. 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.

You need more than just a bathing suit to enjoy your backyard 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 items to keep close to your pool are your phone as time is of the essence in an emergency and a pool cover to really keep the pool safe when not in use.

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Everyone likes to make a splash during pool season, but now you and your family can also do it safely! Do you have other tips for pool safety to share with our readers? Comment below!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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