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?
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.
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.
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!