Pool Safety Tips


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.

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