Summer Safety Around Pool
We all would agree that summertime is an exciting time of the year and it brings fun opportunities to dive into the pool on a warm sunny day. However, pools are associated with a risk of drowning, especially for children aged 0 to 4 years. So, taking the proper precautions is a necessary step to take. Let us mention some essentials that should be implemented to make the environment safe and secure near the pool area.
First and foremost is active supervision. Drowning can happen anytime and in a matter of seconds, so abstain from distractions like texting, reading, or talking on the phone. Make sure that there is a designated individual is there on watch, especially in the case of your child.
It’s equally important to understand the importance of sun protection in summer. Sun exposure can lead to heat exhaustion, sunburn, and also heatstroke. We would recommend using wear defensive clothing, waterproof sunscreen and also taking breaks in shaded areas.
First aid kits and rescue equipment
Make sure that you have a first aid kit ready with you and it should be stocked with the necessary equipment. Keep this kit easily accessible. Have rescue tools such as tubes or a life ring that you can use to pull somebody out from the water. Keep them close to the pool, well-marked and available for any life-saving situations.
Swimming lessons save lives
Enrolling your children and even yourself in swim lessons is an investment. Swim lessons not only boost confidence but also provide necessary survival skills. Make sure that you are well-accustomed to basic swimming practices and know how to tread water.
Proper perimeters are necessary. Pool areas must be enclosed with fences to prevent unauthorized access, particularly by young children. Ensure that gates to the pool open away from the pool and not towards it. Also, guarantee that they are self-latching so that they cannot accidentally be left open making the swimming pool unguarded.
Prevention from strains and suction outlets
Pool drains and suctions can pose a danger due to their strong suction. So avoid going near these areas, as it can create serious damage. You should also take care that the drain caps are in place, compliant with current safety rules and regulations, and in a suitable condition.
Let’s Spread the word about Pool Rules
Spending a summer day with your family is a feeling of joy that cannot be replaced. Ensure that you and your family are well protected and prioritize safe pool habits. Looking for an aquatic centre to make a splash, explore our Swimming Facilities and become a member today.
At Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, we establish a set of rules to make sure that our residents are safe so that they can blissfully enjoy their swim classes. Our instructors are well-trained and they foster a responsible culture so you can get a safer pool environment.