Safety always comes first. Safety is never more a priority than when children are involved. Here at Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies we feel that we are more than just a business, and therefore we have an obligation to our customers to advise them on safety around pools. This blog will outline a few tips on how to keep children safe around pools.
Follow the regulations and laws
This is common sense really. But, common sense is not so common. So make sure you comply with all regulations and abide by each law when it comes to swimming pool safety. Make sure you have fences around pools that are according to the national and state standards. Remember, safety measures only do their job when they’re used correctly. The laws and regulations are in place to protect you, your family and your children.
Supervise at all times
Supervision means constant vigilance, not the occasional glance. Make sure you have visual contact with your child every time they are in a pool, or at least make sure someone else does. However, it is better to trust only yourself. If you leave the water area, it is a good idea to take your child with you, even if it is only for a short while. It is definitely easier to do than carrying around a guilty conscience and a heavy burden for the rest of your life.
Learn and teach CPR
Put up CPR resuscitation charts around your pool area. Additionally, learn the whole process and teach it to your children. You never know when you’re gonna need it. There are free online resources that you can use, or you can opt for the traditional “hands-on” methods or courses.
Swimming lessons can be one of the best gifts you can give to your child. After a certain age level, the earlier you start the better. Teach your children to swim. While this is not a fool proof safety measure, it can come quite handy sometimes. And, even if there is never any need for your child to save themselves, it can be said that they’ll enjoy themselves in the pool a lot more if they can swim.
At the end of the day, it is better to be safe than to be sorry. So, be mindful at all times around pools, pool equipment, pool chemicals and any water body in general. Be aware of the children around you, because they need guidance the most.