As the weather starts to warm up with the official arrival of spring, it’s going to be swimming season soon! With that in mind, Aquaman Pools shares some simple swimming pool safety tips to keep in mind while enjoying the pool!
Check the Pool Gate and Automatic Locks — According to the Red Cross, 69 percent of young children who drown were not expected to be in or near the water. So those with little ones or even pets should take extra care to ensure the pool is “closed and locked” with no accessibility when adult supervision is not available.
When it’s time to “open” the pool for the season, it’s also a good idea to double check that all gate locks and automatic closures are in proper working order. It’s also a good idea to move ladders, outdoor furnishings and other items that can be used to access the pool out of the way to reduce temptation for curious little ones.
Lifeguard on Duty — It’s important when there are kids in and around the pool that there is proper supervision from a parent or guardian. The Red Cross suggests designating a “water watcher” and staying within arm’s reach of little swimmers. For parents with little ones, introducing baby to the water at an early age can help develop a love for water and swimming, and a great way to spend time with baby as the weather heats up. (Just remember to protect baby’s sensitive skin from the sun!)
Clear the Way — Another important safety measure is to ensure there are no tripping hazards around the pool. Make sure drain covers are in place and cut back any overgrown shrubbery or foliage around the pool area so everyone has a clear path around the pool to avoid slipping into the water unexpectedly and inadvertently.
Make Sure the Water is Clean — Safe swimming also includes only swimming in clean, healthy water. It’s important to ensure the water it properly chemically balanced and sanitized for swim time. A test kit can help pool owners determine this, but as always, the professional technicians at Aquaman Pools are happy to help homeowner with this task during their routine pool service!
Swim safety is a priority for people of all ages and as swim weather draws nearer, Aquaman Pools encourage people to swim smart! When it comes to any repairs or cleaning services need to help pool owners achieve a safe pool and outdoor area, give Aquaman Pools a call!