Swimming Pool Safety - What You Need to Know

by Pool Builders on 10-04-2009 in Articles

Drowning is one of the more common causes of death among young children across America. Swimming pool safety should be of the utmost concern especially if you have your own pool at home. One of my friends had a three year old kid who almost drowned in their swimming pool a few months back.

It was early in the morning when left her child playing in the garden in order to take a phone call. When she returned to the garden a few minutes later, her child was drowning in the swimming pool. It was a good thing she knew CPR or she might not have been able to save her child. Knowledge of this life saving technique is a must for parents and older children.

Another thing you can do to keep your young children safe is by building a fence around the pool area. You can design the fence in such a way that it doesn't make the place look ugly. In fact, it can make the area look more beautiful. Do you have plenty of pool furniture just lying around? Make sure you don't place it near the fence as small children might climb over these.

You should also keep flotation devices such as lifesavers, floaters, and Styrofoam boards near the pool in case of emergency. Likewise, you should enroll all your children in swimming class. While this won't eliminate the need to keep an eye on them while they swim, you can feel more relaxed by the fact that you won't have to hold them above water the entire time.

If you want to be especially careful, you can even have alarms installed in all the doors leading to the garden. These will ring if ever your small child tries to sneak out of the house. But normally, you need not resort to such extreme measures. Just following the swimming pool safety tips above should make your home and swimming area safe for small children.

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