Is there any better way to beat the heat by taking a quick dive in your very own pool? Definitely not! It’s almost summer tradition to invite friends and family over for a BBQ and swim session.
Whether you’ve had your pool for years or just added it to create your own home oasis, we’ve rounded up a few tips to make your pool a safe and enjoyable place to spend the summer.
Keep Rescue Equipment & First Aid Kit Nearby
Be sure to have a life ring, rescue tube or life hook to pull someone to safety in case of an emergency. Whatever life-saving device you choose, it should be stored in the pool area and clearly marked so that it is visible. It’s also important to have a first aid kit stocked with the essentials nearby in case of any other injuries.
If you’re going to have a private pool, it’s important to learn this life-saving technique. Classes are offered by the American Red Cross and can be completed in just a few hours, but the vital skills you learn will make a difference if there is an emergency.
Store Chemicals in a Safe Place
Pool chemicals are used to kill germs in the water and keep the water balanced. When mixed improperly or used without protective gear, these chemicals can be harmful or can cause injury. Be sure to store your chemicals in a safe place and out of reach from children.
Place a safety cover on the pool or hot tub when not in use to safeguard from potential falls into an open pool or outside toys or items from falling in.
Enforce Pool Rules
It’s always helpful for your friends and family to know the pool rules. Hang a sign near your pool that enforces the following rules:
- No diving
- No running
- Swim with a friend
- Stay away from drain covers.
- Keep toys away from the pool when not in use
- No tricycles or other riding toys near the pool
- No electrical appliances near the pool
Swimming can be a great workout and stress reliever, and it is an exciting day of fun for adults and kids alike. Remember these safety tips so you can enjoy the benefits of swimming and your pool days to the fullest.
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