Atlanta’s Top Pool Builders offer Summer Pool Safety Tips
June is National Safety Awareness Month
There is nothing better than a fun family and friend pool party at your house. Although it can be a lot of fun and create many lifetime memories, we want them all to be good memories. We don’t want to be negative but one must always plan for the worst. What would you do if someone hurt themselves at your pool? Before anything like that ever happens, please take extra care to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Since the month of June is National Safety Awareness Month, there is no better time than to lay out a good safety plan for your outdoor inground swimming pool.
Here are a few basic things Aqua Fun suggests you should do to prepare your family and guests:
- Post rules so everyone can see them
- Go over rules with children and young adults before they start swimming
- No running, dunking, pushing or rough housing
- Don’t dive into shallow end
- Always swim with a buddy
- Keep approved safety devices such as life preservers, pool noodles, rope, life hook and boogie boards easily accessible
- Remain focused on small child at all times
- Add 4 sided fencing around pool with child safe self latching and self closing gate
- Add pool alarm once party moves indoors you’ll want to stay vigilant
- Identify any new swimmers, best is that all swimmers are experienced
- Keep charged cell phone handy at all times
- Wear sunscreen, don’t get sun poisoning
- Evacuate pool in rain or coming storm
- Grown ups should not drink alcohol and swim nor be in charge of children at the pool
A lot of it is common sense and you’d be surprised how easily tragedy can strike so always be vigilant!
According to the CDC, did you know:
- Children: Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. In 2014, among children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injury, one-third died from drowning.1,2 Among children ages 1 to 4, most drownings occur in home swimming pools.2 Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children 1-4 than any other cause except congenital anomalies (birth defects).1 Among those 1-14, fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death behind motor vehicle crashes.1
We appreciate your interest in our pool blog.
Andrew and Rachel Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.