Swimming Pool Safety Tips
When it comes to being safe around the pool there are a number of things to keep in mind. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind while around the pool.
- Make sure your pool and/or spa has an effective barrier, such as a fence or net to help guard against unauthorized access.
- Your pool or spa should have a barrier regardless of whether they are covered.
- Door and windows leading to the pool areas should be locked.
- Fence gates should have self-closing, self-latching mechanisms. Latches need to be out of reach of young children.
- Never leave your child unattended in or near a swimming pool, hot tub, spa, not even for a second.
- Keep toys, tricycles, and other children’s playthings away from the pool or spa.
- Don’t consider your children to be “drown-proof” because they have taken swimming lessons.
- Don’t assume that children will follow your swimming pool safety tips on their own. Your supervision is the best way to prevent drowning.
- Don’t allow barriers, such as fences or walls, to give you a false sense of security regarding your child’s safety. There is No substitute for adult supervision.
- Learn how to administer CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and other lifesaving techniques. You must be properly trained to administer CPR correctly.
- Learn how to contact your local emergency medical services. Install a phone or keep a cordless phone in the pool or spa area. Post the emergency number in an easy-to-see place.
- Learn to swim and teach age-appropriate children to swim.
Other Swimming Pool Safety Tips
- Do not allow children to play in or around the pool area.
- Mount life-saving devices near the pool.
- Keep tables, chairs, and ladders away from pool fences.
- Check placement of doggie doors for direct access to the pool area.
- Post your local emergency number on the phone. Consider installing a phone near the pool area.
If you find a child in any source of water…
- Yell for help and pull the child out of the water.
- Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately!
- Begin CPR if you are trained.
- If you are not trained to administer CPR, follow the instructions from the 9-1-1 operator until help arrives.
Talk to a Safety Expert
Did you find these swimming pool safety tips helpful? Take the next step in securing your pool area against accidents with professional safety barriers. Consult an All-Safe dealer for an in-home assessment and estimate about the best safety solutions for your home swimming pool.