Swimming Pool Tips For Child Safety

by Pool Builders on 03-07-2010 in Articles

It is basic common sense that we should never leave children near a swimming pool unattended. Water attracts children and they can fall in in a second. If you are at a pool and have to leave, even just for a minute, take your kids with you.

Take a tip from public pools and have various pieces of life saving equipment at hand. These should be things like life belts and shepherd's hooks. These can save the lives of both a child and a non swimmer who has got into difficulty.

It's also a good idea to have a phone at the poolside, so of there is an emergency you can raise help quickly.

You should always have a fence around the pool with a lockable gate. This will stop both kids and animals from getting to the water.

This fence can be any design but must be at least 6 feet tall and have a padlock on the gate. Keep the key with you at all times so you know nobody can sneak in.

A responsible pool owner should also know how to administer CPR. Hopefully you will never have to do it, but it's good to know that you can if there is an emergency.

Stay by your pool at all times if there are people using it. If anyone falls in or gets into difficulties you will be able to react immediately and save someone's life.

A private pool is great fun, but safety must come first. When you have finished playing around the pool always ensure that the last thing you do is lock the gate.

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