Pools and Spas provide great summer fun! Unfortunately, they can be dangerous. These are some simple pool safety tips.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE CHILDREN
- If a child is missing, look in the pool or spa first.
- Always watch children when they’re in or near a pool or spa. If multiple adults are present, designate one of them to watch the children for a designated amount of time and then rotate.
- Teach children basic water safety tips and enroll them in swimming lessons. The sooner they learn to swim the better.
LEARN HOW TO SWIM
- Keep children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings to avoid suction related risks. Make sure any pool and spa you use has compliant drain covers; ask your pool service provider if you don’t know.
- Don’t rely on toys such as rafts, floaties, or noodles to keep your children safe. If your child can’t swim, fit them with an appropriate personal floatation device (PFD).
HAVE A CELL PHONE ON YOU
- Have a portable telephone, first aid kit, flotation device, and a pair of scissors to cut hair, clothing, or a pool cover if needed stored near your pool or spa.
- Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly.
- Install a five-foot or taller fence around the pool and use self-closing and self-latching hates.
- Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.
- Install door alarms and pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water
- Keep your pool or spa cover in good shape. If you notice defects have them repaired or replace them.