Summer is in full swing and the kids can’t seem to get enough of the pools. Sometimes as parents we tend to let kids be kids, but at times like these involving children’s safety, be must always be alert to their well-being.
Adult Supervision– Never allow children or kids to swim without adult supervision even if they can swim. Not only for a moment. Especially those who are beginners or aren’t quite ready to venture around the water by themselves. It only takes a second for a child to go under and not know how to bring themselves back to surface. Smaller children should always swim with an adult in the water with them to prevent accidental drownings.
Safety Devices- Smaller children who can’t swim or those learning should always wear swimming vests while in or around the pool area. Safety Rings should be within reach, in case of an emergency.
Fencing around Pool Area – If you have a pool it’s always a good idea to have a fence with proper locks or a safe barrier, so that no one gets in to swim without an adult.
Swimming – No running around pools as the decks or surfaces become wet and slick, which can cause injuries. No diving in shallow areas. When diving be sure to take extra precaution when someone is on the diving board and those in the pool at the time. No pushing or dunking. Separate the shallow end from the deep end.
Pool Toys– Always remove pool toys when not in use to prevent children from trying to remove them and accidentally falling in.
After Swimming– Remember to remove toys and always lock gate properly, remove ladder (if applicable) and anything that may draw attention to children and animals to visit the pool.
Do you know of some pool rules you use that aren’t listed? I would love to hear.
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