Let’s Learn Some Basic Pool Safety!

Let’s Learn Some Basic Pool Safety!

Published: April 16, 2012

So, after a week of clouds and rain we are able to finally see the light of day. Not only is it time to get your pool ready for the Springtime, its also time to brush up on pool safety.

For Parents:
1. Always watch your children when they are in or near a pool or spa
2. Teach children basic water safety tips
3. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments
4. Have a portable telephone close by at all times when you or your family are using a pool or spa
5. If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first
6. Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors
7. Take CPR classes or inform yourself on how to perform CPR – Just In Case!

Equipment:
1. Fencing – Install a 4ft+ tall fence around your pool or spa.
2. Cover – Install a lockable safety cover on your pool or spa.
3. Alarms – Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water.