A backyard pool promises an endless summer full of fun, but it also comes with the responsibility of keeping children safe while swimming. To ensure a fun and safe environment within your backyard this summer, follow these swimming pool safety tips:
Maintain secure fencing with a locked entrance around the pool and deck area. If adequate supervision is not available, this will ensure that your children do not enter the pool unsupervised.
Make sure to have adequate equipment in the pool area in case of an emergency, including life preservers and a rope with life-saving rings as well as a reaching pole or rescue hook. Furthermore, if you have younger children, or if your child is an inexperienced swimmer, be sure to have life jackets or floaties on hand at all times. However, do not rely on life jackets alone. Children should always be supervised.
Invest in an alarm system equipped to your door, gate, or pool. An audible alarm will alert you if someone enters the pool area unattended.
Swimming guidelines should always be set in place if you have small children, especially when it comes to diving. Diving should be prohibited unless designated otherwise. Water depth and diving restricted areas should be clearly marked.
If your child goes out of sight by the pool, always check the water first rather than glancing around the area. Seconds count in preventing death or disability.
Limit the amount of direct sunlight your child receives, especially between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15.
Enroll in-home pool safety, water safety, first aid, and CPR/AED courses to learn how to prevent and respond to emergencies.
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