There are a lot of perks to owning your very own swimming pool, but there are just as many responsibilities—especially if you have young, inexperienced swimmers in the family or will be allowing children to use your pool on a regular basis. Drownings and other pool emergencies are preventable, so long as you put proven safety behaviors into practice. Here are a few pool safety tips to help get you started:
Learn Water Safety Skills
Every member of your family should learn how to perform CPR. Mouth-to-mouth can sometimes mean the difference between life and death, so it is important to learn the CPR technique and update your skills regularly. You should also enroll your children in swimming classes so they can become more confident and skilled swimmers.
Stay Close and Watch Children
Always watch children when they are in or near water. Even experienced swimmers can get into trouble, so pay attention when children are in the pool. You should also stay close to the pool so you can jump in and provide rescue at a moment’s notice.
Secure Your Pool
Make sure that nobody gets into the pool without your permission or supervision by installing a fence or barrier around the pool and spa area that is at least four-feet high and comes with a self-latching gate. Lockable pool and spa covers can also prevent children from falling in should they somehow manage to slip past the fence. Pool and gate alarms can also be used to alert you when children go near the water.
Paradise Pools and Spas of Jackson can help you design and build the backyard oasis you’ve always dreamed of. We also offer pool products and services that can keep the water safe. For additional information about our pool design services or safety products, call (888) 928-0360.