When it comes to having an inground pool at your home, it is necessary to ensure a safe environment throughout the entire year and not just during swimming season.
Below are some valuable safety tips for pool owners to consider:
|First and foremost, the most important safety measure is to have CONSTANT ADULT SUPERVISION when needed.|
|Install safety fences for all inground pools to protect children, special needs individuals and pets.|
|Add alarms to all windows and doors with access to the pool area. Remember to include pet doors!|
|If you can afford it, install video monitoring devices around the pool area.|
|Have personal flotation devices available for people who cannot swim.|
|Create and enforce rules for your family and guests such as no running, horseplay or glass containers.|
|Never leave toys in the pool as it is too tempting for children and/or pets.|
|Always have rescue equipment near the pool and a telephone to call 9-1-1.|
|Learn how to perform CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and other life saving skills.|
|Use a pool cover during times when the pool is not being utilized.|
|Whenever a child is missing, make sure the pool is the FIRST place you check!|
Swimming pools can provide hours of fun and relaxation. However, be sure to make it a safe and stress free environment for all to enjoy throughout the year.