While pool owners enjoy the convenience of a backyard pool, owning one comes with serious responsibilities. From poolside party safety tips to supervision, there are many general safety precautions you can take to make sure your friends and family enjoy your pool safely.
Here are some recommendations for swimming pool safety:
Install a fence with self-locking and self-closing gates to completely isolate your pool from your house and the areas around it.
Do not leave children or guests alone in case they need assistance.
Teach pool rules to your children and guests and post them in a highly visible location.
Do not stick your fingers in grates or filters.
Do not swim for at least 30 minutes if you hear thunder or lightning.
Here's what you can do to prepare yourself in the event of an emergency:
Take lifeguard, first aid and CPR courses in case anyone needs assistance while on your property.
Enroll your children in swimming classes.
Keep rescue equipment, a phone, emergency numbers and CPR instructions close to the pool.
Enjoy pool season safely with these tips.
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