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Five Pool Safety Tips For A Safe Summer

Five Pool Safety Tips For A Safe Summer

Summertime is here! And so are the fun activities that come with it- outdoor games, cook outs, gardening and of course cooling off in a pool. Swimming is a great way to relax on a summer day, but keeping your kids safe is the most important thing. Exercising proper pool safety is the best way to make sure everyone enjoys the day without injury. Below are some tips to keep you and all of your guests safe around the water.


Give Children Swim Lessons

No matter your swimming level, it is never a good idea to stand outside of the pool and instruct your kids on how to swim. You want someone to be in the pool with them and helping them along the way.


Check out local swimming areas to see where lessons are offered.


Supervise Constantly

Supervision does not just mean sitting by the pool with your kids- your eyes should be on them at all times. Therefore, no reading or staring at your phone. If you are not a trained swimmer, another adult should be present who can swim well.


Surround the Pool with Proper Barriers

If your pool is not surrounded by a locked fence of at least four feet, it is easy for children to wander into a pool area. This can lead to falling or jumping into the pool without supervision. You should also teach your kids to never climb a fence. 


Get CPR Certified 

In the case of an emergency, it is imperative that you are prepared. Search for local organizations that offer a CPR training course and get certified. On this note, stock a First Aid Kit to keep by the pool as well.


No Running 

Never allow your children to run or horseplay in the pool area. This can  easily lead to injury. 

Overall, it is important to keep everyone safe this summer while also having a blast. Check out the link below for more in depth information on pool safety: https://poolresearch.com/safety/.