Pool Safety Tips

Pool Safety Tips

Pool safety tips can be a good reminder for all of us to take care of ourselves and our families and friends.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the second cause of unintentional death for children between ages one and four. And for every child that dies, eight others are injured.

Swimming Pool With Stair

Pools are fun and help relieve the Arizona heat. But before you dive in, make sure everyone will be safe.

Most Recommended Pool Safety Tips

1. Never leave children unattended in or near a pool. Please pay attention to them.

When children are in or near a pool, they must be supervised. Eliminate distractions like electronics, books, magazines, and loud music when watching your little ones. Accidents can happen quickly, so it’s important to always be alert.  Also keep an eye on your pet dog (pets) as unattended animals can also fall in and drown.

2. Teach everyone in the house how to swim. Educate your children about pool safety and drowning prevention.

Swimmers are less likely to drown than non-swimmers. Teach your children to swim and tell them why. Educate them about drowning and pool safety.

3. Put a fence around your pool at least five feet tall with self-closing gates and latches.

Many children die by falling into a pool when nobody’s looking. A fence around your pool cuts a child’s risk of drowning by 83%. Permanent and temporary fences are effective and look great.

4. Teach children not to swim or play around drains and openings.

Ensure your pool has VGB-compliant drains installed. Inspect drains for damage and replace damaged drains before using your pool.  Pool drains are powerful and can trap small children and even adults on some instances. Pool drains can pull in hair, jewelry, and a swimmer’s body and limbs. Modern drains are designed to prevent this, but drains should still be inspected for damage. Teach your children to avoid these dangers.

5. Avoid diving into shallow water.

Over 500 people suffer spinal cord injuries from diving each year. You could also hit your face and lose teeth or break facial bones. Only dive in water at least nine feet deep to reduce your risk of injury.

6. Don’t run around pools — Keep horseplay to a minimum

Running on a wet surface is a disaster waiting to happen. Most of these injuries are minor abrasions, but serious injuries can occur from falling on concrete, including head injuries. Injuries can happen when playing gets too rough or aggressive. Make sure everybody plays nice, follow the rules, and has fun. Friendly supervision by the pool owner is critical for the safety of all.

7. Maintain your pool to avoid health problems.

An  important safety tip is pool maintenance. Keeping your pool water clean and balanced makes your pool more enjoyable. Microbes like bacteria, viruses, and protozoa can grow in your dirty pool water. A properly maintained pool has a sparkling clean appearance with no strong or unpleasant odors.

Ensure your filtration system functions correctly and maintain the proper chlorine levels, pH and alkalinity amounts, and water hardness.

Have Questions? Pink Dolphin Pool Care has Answers

We hope this has given you some pool safety tips that you can use right away. If you have any questions about pool safety, pool maintenance, or would like to have us clean and maintain your pool for you, call us at 602-688-7465.

Call Now Button