As summer approaches, it only makes sense that your pool will start to see more frequent use. And because of that, it’s a good idea to take this opportunity to refresh your memory on pool safety. Giving the kids a chance to play and have fun is great, but nothing is more important than making sure everyone stays safe while they enjoy themselves. Here are a few steps to get you started:
Teach Your Children to Swim
One of the most effective things you can do to ensure the safety of your family is making sure your kids know how to swim. If you know what you’re doing, it is possible to teach them yourself with much guidance, but lessons are a good investment as well. Even if your kids are great swimmers, however, never leave them unattended in or around the water. As we all know, accidents can happen, so you should be prepared for them as well.
Be Prepared for Accidents
Be proactive and prevent accidents by installing proper fencing, covers, and alarms on and around your pool. This should keep any children or pets from making their way into the pool unsupervised and greatly decrease the chance of any mishaps. Also, as a last precaution, it is wise to learn how to perform CPR on both adults and children. Hopefully, you never have to use this skill, but it’s better to be prepared regardless.
Be Aware of Drains
While your children are swimming, teach them to stay away from pool or spa drains. In addition, make sure that your pool or any pool that you visit has a compliant drain cover. These covers help prevent the suction of the drain from becoming overwhelming and greatly decrease the risk of injury to swimmers. Pools and spas have been required for years to have a redundant pool drain so if there are two drains, you don’t have to worry as much about issues but it’s just a good safety practice to stay away from drains altogether.
By now, you probably already know that safety is important, but as you start swimming more this summer, hopefully, this will serve as a helpful refresher for you. From all of us at Saturn Pools, we wish you a happy summer at the pool! If you’d like to get your backyard project started, please contact us here.