The summer months and warm weather help to make your swimming pool incredibly inviting, and spending the day relaxing and splashing around with your family can make memories that will last a lifetime.
However, you should always ensure that your family is aware of the potential dangers, and that you take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. To help you, we’ve put together our top pool safety tips this summer…
- Don’t leave young children alone
The most important thing to remember is not to leave your children alone when they are in or nearby the pool. You should also ensure that every child knows the basics of water safety and can tread water and swim.
- Install a pool cover
Another top safety tip to ensure that you can keep your family safe throughout the year, not just in the summer months, is to install a pool cover to use whenever the swimming pool is not in use.
- Keep a phone nearby
You never know when an emergency might occur, so installing a phone nearby or ensuring you always keep your mobile in the same spot will ensure that you know exactly where to go to call for help when you are panicking.
- Use rescue equipment
Keeping rescue equipment around the edge of your pool should be a primary concern for any pool owner. At the very least, this should be a floatation device, but for bigger pools, a shepherd’s hook can help reach anyone in trouble further in the pool.
- Don’t swim after consuming alchoholic beverages
This is one for the adults, but swimming while drunk significantly increases the risk of drowning, so keep out of the water after that party!
Of course, these are just five of many tips to help keep you safe. Keeping sensible whenever you are using the pool will ensure you will have the best summer yet!