By following these pool safety tips, you can help prevent accidental drowning and near-drowning incidents. Summer is right around the corner, and that means your pool is about to hit its busy season. A little preparation beforehand and caution while it’s in heavy use can go a long way toward making sure that this summer isn’t ruined by tragedy. Here are the pool safety tips for summer that all owners should know about.
- Don’t Leave Children, Pets, or Those With Mobility Issues Unattended In a Pool Or Pool Area. Accidents can happen fast. In the time it takes you to go refill your drink or grab a pack of hot dogs for the grill, an accident could occur. Children can be curious and may not recognize the danger of entering the pool unattended. Pets and children can easily trip and fall into a pool while playing and, in panic, be unable to find their way out. Persons with some disabilities may not be able to adequately keep their head above water, get out of the pool, or call for help. Even if your kids are great swimmers, a trip or fall that bumps their head could leave them in the pool unconscious.
- If You Don’t Have a Safety Pool Covers, Get One. This is one of the most important year-round pool safety tips for pool owners. A safety cover does more than just keep sand and leaves from blowing into your pool. It can prevent accidental drownings by providing a physical barrier between the water and someone who would otherwise fall in. Covers are available in a wide range of colors, styles, and operating mechanism for any pool shape. A professionally installed pool safety cover should be available and used on every pool.
- If You Do Have Safety Pool Covers, Inspect Them. The start of summer is a great time to clean and inspect your cover. Keeping up with maintenance may be one of the most overlooked pool safety tips, but it’s an important one. Look for rips, tears, and damage from the weather and sand. Keep your mechanism’s housing and tracks free of debris. If you find a problem, contact your Aqua-Safe Unlimited representative immediately.
- Make Sure You Have a Pool Fence. Pool safety covers are great, but the safest option is to install a pool safety fence as well. If you don’t want a permanent installation, we have removable fences that can be stored when not in use, then reinstalled for extra protection during parties, when the grandkids come to visit, or to keep pets off your deck.
- Ensure You Know First-Aid and CPR, and Have Life-Saving Equipment Available. Beyond just part of our pool safety tips, these are valuable life skills. In the case of emergency, would you know what to do? Contact your local American Red Cross and get the training you need, then make sure your pool and home are well stocked with the items that make using those skills more successful.
These pool tips for safer summer fun are just a few basics that you should be aware of as a pool owner. With a little care and a reasonable investment of time and money, you can help make sure that you, your family, your pets, and your guests will all have a safer time enjoying your pool.