Swimming Pool Safety Equipments and Accessories  

by Pool Builders on 05-14-2013 in Articles

You canâEUR(TM)t be too safe when it comes to pool safety. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide. Many things may be done to prevent injury and death when swimming in a pool, and one of these is to ensure that you have access to the right swimming pool safety devices and equipments.

Use a safety line or rope in a pool to separate the shallow end of the pool from the deep end. These are hooked to the edges of a swimming pool and float above the water so that people who canâEUR(TM)t swim in the deep water are aware of their boundaries. Flotation devices are safety equipment that includes life vests, or jackets, and ring buoys. Life vest should fit tightly around the person wearing it to prevent it from slipping off. A ring buoy is used in case you need to help someone out of the pool. It is a flotation device with a long rope attached to it, which should at least be as long as the width of the pool. It is thrown to a person in need of it so that she can hang on and be pulled to safety.

A reaching pole with a double blunt-end crook is similar to a ring buoy as they serve the same purpose. Ideally, a reaching pole should be at least 12 feet long. Keep a cordless telephone nearby in case you need to make a call during an emergency. In residential pools, having a phone and near the pool is important so you donâEUR(TM)t waste valuable time having to run inside your home to get to a telephone. Install a pool fence at least 4 feet high around your swimming pool to prevent children from entering the pool. Ensure that the fenceâEUR(TM)s spacing is small enough so that kids canâEUR(TM)t slip through the fence.

The Red Cross recommends that the fence is equipped with a self-closing, self-latching gate that you can lock. Additionally, you may want to install safety pool nets or pool covers to prevent children from drowning if they accidentally fall in the pool. Alarms may be used for both your pool and for the gate around you pool. A pool alarm sounds off when it detects that someone has fallen in to the water and a gate alarm sounds when the gate is opened. You also have a first aid kit I case of emergency, and if possible, always have someone around who knows how to perform lifesaving CPR.

Safety equipment helps to protect users from injury, and even death, which may stem from an accident or dangerous situation. Specifically, safety equipment seeks to provide protection to sensitive body parts of those who risk exposure or damage from participating in sports or work-related duties. Safety equipment requires routine inspection and replacement to ensure operational soundness and adherence to safety standards. Having the appropriate3 safety equipment for a variety of circumstances and occasions ensures preparedness for numerous emergencies which can arise at a momentâEUR(TM)s notice.

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