Make Pool Safety A Priority
Moving into the warmer months, it’s probably fair to assume that barbecues and refreshing dips in the pool are on your mind. But have you considered summer pool safety? Are you removing a heavy-duty winter pool cover for the swimming season and, if so, do you have a summer pool safety solution in place?
An average of ten people die from drowning every day. Even if you don’t have children of your own, consider any around the neighborhood that may see your pool, and help themselves to an unsupervised canon ball into the deep end.
Water and swimming pools become even more enticing to children when the temperatures rise. So, keep reading for summer pool safety advice to do your part in preventing an accident or drowning at your pool.
Summer Pool Safety Tips
Katchakid pool fences and safety nets can be customized to suit most pool and spa shapes and layouts. A barrier between the pool and any children or animals is a great way to reduce the danger and your worries.
Pool Drain Covers
Proper maintenance and regular inspections of the pool drain covers are necessary for the safety of your pool and spa. Are you drain covers compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act?
Ensure that your family knows how to swim. Even young infants can receive survival swimming lessons.
Keep a first aid kit, floatation devices, and a phone by the pool. Rescue equipment is a necessity when it comes to summer pool safety.
Create a list of pool rules, and then post and enforce them. Here are three to get your list of pool safety rules started:
- No running.
- Put toys away when the pool is not in use.
- No swimming without an adult’s supervision.
A Clean & Clear Pool Area
Balls and toys scattered around the pool can pose as summer pool safety hazards. Regularly clear the pool deck of anything that can be slipped on by children or adults. It’s far too common for someone to trip, hit their head, and fall into the pool and drown. Do not allow glass cups, bottles etc., into the pool area.
Pool & Door Alarms
Installing an alarm system can serve as another measure to preventing tragedies at your pool. If anyone or anything enters the water, an alarm will sound and notify you immediately. Similarly, window and door alarms will alert you if there is an unauthorized entry to the backyard.
Contact Katchakid to Help Amp Up Your Summer Pool Safety Precautions
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with nationwide offices, Katchakid is committed to drowning prevention. Contact us today to find your local Katchakid office, and let’s start the pools safety conversation!