Simple Pool Safety Tips
All of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs, here are a few safety tips to follow.
Secure your pool
Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. Completely surround your pool with a 4-feet high fence or barrier with a self-closing, self-latching gate. Place a safety cover on the pool or hot tub when not in use and remove any ladders or steps used for access. Consider installing a pool alarm that goes off if anyone enters the pool.
Keep children under active supervision at all times. Stay within arm’s reach of young kids. Designate a responsible person to watch the water when people are in the pool—never allow anyone to swim alone. Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
clean and clear
Keep your pool or hot tub water clean and clear. Maintain proper chemical levels, circulation, and filtration. Regularly test and adjust the chemical levels to minimize the risk of earaches, rashes or more serious diseases.
In an emergency
Earning a first aid and CPR certification will prepare you for emergencies. It’s not fun to think about emergencies. But as much as you hope they’ll never happen, you do have to be prepared. CPR and first aid are things that everyone, especially people who care for children should know. You can look online for a local CPR class or look at the American Red Cross for classes in your area, a little more safety knowledge is never a bad thing!
Just following these few steps will help ensure the safety, and lastly, we hope you have a fun and safe time in the pool!