should be regarded as a
high priority by any pool owner. Pools can be dangerous especially to
young children and pets.
There is a number of
precautions and measures that you can put in place to make your pool
and the area around your pool is a safer place.
The following suggestions will assist you in making your pool area a
off the pool are with a strong, quality approved fence that has a child
proof lock that locks automatically.
and water do not mix. Never consume excessive amounts of alcohol while
in the pool area or swimming.
- Keep pool maintenance
equipment close to the pool such as a long pole.
pole can come in handy when helping a person who cannot swim to get out
put the pool cover or the net over the pool when not in use. The two
minutes to cover the pool might result in saving a child or pets life.
not allow glass to be used in or around the pool. Trying to remove
broken glass from a pool is almost impossible.
A pool fence
will stop small children from entering the pool area without
swim during a storm when there is lightning.
ensure that there is an adult supervising children swimming.
to keep an object that can be used as a floatation device to throw and
assist a struggling swimmer.
not allow swimming after eating, it is better to let the food settle by
waiting 30 minutes.
not allow children to play running games around the pool as the surface
might be slippery and they can fall and hurt themselves.
the pool area clear and do not have the pathway cluttered as a person
might trip and fall into the water.
These simple, yet effective
guidelines can result in a safe pool area
for the whole family and piece of mind for any pool owner.
close and lock the gate, even if you are just leaving the pool area for
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