The best thing about owning a pool isn’t so much the relaxation as much as it is spending your time with the people that matter the most to you. More specifically, your family and your kids. However, pool safety is no laughing matter and as is always the case – it’s a good idea from time to time to have a little bit of a refresher on how to make your pool area safe for your little ones.
Today, we’re going to discuss a few of the things you can do to keep your kids safe in the warmer months in and around your swimming pool. Let’s jump right in.
Swimming lessons aren’t just important for learning how to swim. They’re also important because they help properly train your kids as to the risks and dangers associated with both swimming pools and water. And while your kids may be trained, it’s important to remember that not exactly everyone is – and especially in the event they have friends around, it’s important they know the do’s and don’ts. In fact, it can save lives.
Even when kids know what to do and have the training, they’re still kids. They’re prone to bad judgment, can get themselves in trouble showing off and the like. Anytime your child is in the pool, there has to be some sort of constant adult supervision. Always aim to have a minimum of two people present when swimming or playing around the pool.
Use safety as a teachable moment for the whole family
Take everyone to a CPR class. Seconds matter in incidents where drowning or water related incidents are occurring and if everyone knows the proper protocol, they’ll know what to do in the event the worst happens. Especially with CPR, too – it’s not just useful in and around your pool area. It’s a life skill- one that could help people later down the line.
It’s always a good idea to do a safety inspection once a year – just on your own. Make sure pool latches work. Make sure railings are secure. Make sure people know where life jackets are, floatation devices and the like. In addition, check the area around the pool for any cracked tiles, gravel and the like. The area around the pool usually sets the tone, so make sure you do a walk through.
Hopefully you found today’s blog helpful. If you have pool repairs or need help designing a safer pool area, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions. Until then – good luck and be safe!