With your kids stuck at home this summer, you’ll be glad you had that new pool installed since the kids won’t berate you to take them to the public pool. Unfortunately, the roughhousing and the carefree attitude of young children can make a pool environment dangerous. Keep your children safe by following these pool safety tips:
Simply put, young children should not swim alone. Keep watch while they are in the pool—or better yet, join them for a dip. This way, you can respond quickly to any emergency situations that may happen. Besides, your children are at school for the majority of the year, so now is a great time to bond with them.
Pool toys and instruments should always be kept far away from the pool when not in use. A misplaced item can easily cause someone to slip and fall. At the same time, the absence of toys minimizes the temptation to children to get in the pool without your knowledge.
Emergency Kits and Phones
Sometimes, these methods are not enough to guarantee a hazard-free pool activity. Keep a first-aid kit on the patio table in case someone bumps a head or sustains a cut. Keep a wireless phone with you as well so you can quickly call an emergency service if necessary.
Having a pool in your property has plenty of benefits, especially during summer. To ensure a positive pool experience, keep your pool area safe and secure all the time.