Your pool and/or spa will no doubt be a source of fun and relaxation for you, your family and friends this coming summer. To help everyone further enjoy you pool and spa, we recommend the following list of swimming pool safety tips to remind you and the users of your pool and spa of some common safety practices.
- Install a safety enclosure around the pool with self-locking gates. Protect the pool from access by small children and animals.
- Supervise children at all times when they are in the pool enclosure. It only takes a second for a child to slip into the water unnoticed.
- Have rescue equipment available (throw rings, life hooks and first aid kit). If an accident happens, there may not be time to look for needed materials.
- Learn CPR and have CPR signs up to remind of the procedures. Learning and keeping up on CPR procedures can save lives. You may want to view the following video to gain an understanding of basic life-saving CPR techniques, CPR adult training video
- Teach children to swim. Teaching your children to swim is the best thing to do for them if you own a pool. It will be a lifelong benefit.
- Never swim alone. There is no guarantee that you will not need help. Even good swimmers need help occasionally.
- Do not swim in an inadequately lighted pool at night. You should be able to see all pool walls and the bottom clearly when swimming to prevent an accident or to see someone in trouble.
- Protect children against access to pool or spa equipment.
Chemicals, electrical circuits and moving equipment can cause serious injury or death to any child exposed to these threats. Children are naturally curious and like to play with moving equipment and interesting container