Advanced Pool Care is as passionate about pool safety as we are about pool care.
We implore every pool owner to keep an eye out for the folks in their pool, as well as themselves!
Having said that, here are a few tips to make certain that everyone in the pool is safe.
1. Look At The Signs
Signs are there for a reason! When there’s a “no running” sign, it’s because someone had to slip, fall, and potentially got hurt because they weren’t careful.
We wouldn’t want that to be you, too!
2. Swim With Company
As fun as swimming can be, there’s plenty of situations that could happen where having a friend nearby could have been helpful. Whether it’s choking, drowning, or even hurting yourself during the swim, having someone present can make a world of difference.
3. No Roughhousing
We know how tempting it is to wrestle in the pool, but doing so can cause more trouble than it’s worth. Do so in moderation and with someone keeping an eye out if anything.
Roughhousing can cause injuries and potential drowning situations, so always be sure to watch out for excessive roughhousing!
4. Keep An Eye Out
This is a no brainer, but children should never be left unattended during pool time; even if they are avid swimmers!
We understand that grown-ups need downtime, too, but it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when a child is involved.
5. Pool Drains Aren’t Toys
Pool drains shouldn’t be messed around with. However, it is important to explain to children why it shouldn’t be played with and what it looks like.
Hair, swimsuits, floaties, etc. can get stuck in any faulty/ uncovered drain.
6. Staying Afloat
Having pool noodles, pool floats, inflatables, etc. can make all the difference between a drowning situation and a good pool day.
Make sure your people who can’t swim well have some sort of water wings and have a life preserver near by the water.