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Pool Safety Tips

Posted by Joe On August 8th

Pool Renovation - Installing a Fence

With most kids back to school or getting ready to go back to school, summer break is just about over. Even though most children and adults are back to the “school time grind” the weather in Southwest Florida allows for at least a few more months to enjoy your pool.

As homework becomes the focus for most children in the afternoon, we still need to be vigilant of swimming pool safety even if you don’t have children at home.

Children Are at Highest Risk of Drowning

There are simple things you can do to keep your pool safe and prevent injury or tragedy. These things include:

  • Keeping your pool clean and clutter free. The cleaner your pool, the better the visibility for adults supervising children.
  • Learning CPR. In the event of an emergency, the quicker CPR is started the better.
  • Fencing in your pool on all four sides or screening it in, which reduces the risk of drowning by providing a barricade for curious children.
  • Never assuming that someone is watching the children in the pool. Always assign an adult to supervise the swimmers.
  • Teaching children basic water safety tips like never swimming alone and staying away from pool drains.
  • Sharing safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors.

These are just some of many tips to help prevent pool accidents from occurring. August is a great month for children and adults to enjoy the pool, so keeping your pool safe will help provide some peace of mind.

New pools are being built to adhere to the most up to date safety guidelines such as the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool And Spa Safety Act. Which was enacted to prevent the tragic and hidden hazard of drain entrapments and eviscerations in pools and spas.

If you feel as though your pool could use some renovations to ensure that it is the safest it can be, just contact us. We will be happy to come and check it out for you! We hope you all have a safe and fun school year.

Joe

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