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Pool Safety 101

Warmer weather is here and for many people that means taking off the cover and going for a nice and refreshing dip in the pool. But before you break out the pool floats and jump off the diving board, here are some safety tips and reminders!

Do you ever find yourself at a house with a pool and sometimes recall back to your childhood and hear your mom or the lifeguard at the local public pool yelling “NO RUNNING BY THE POOL!” As children we sometimes might not take the pool rules too seriously or consider the severity of some of our actions. Whether that is going in before putting on sunscreen or jumping into the shallow end instead of the deep end. For me personally, whenever I see my nieces or nephew at a pool I quickly understand my parents reasoning for their rules and why they always kept such a close eye on me and my siblings at pools.

Enclosing Your Pool

One of the most common safety precautions most people take when owning a pool is putting in a fence to enclose the pool. The obvious and main reason for a fence around a pool is to prevent children or pets from wandering into the pool. There are many different types of fences that you can use to enclose a pool, everything from aluminum to vinyl. If you have a pool and are wondering how much it would cost to put a fence around it,contact Orange Fence & Supply to get a free estimate for a fence.

Parent or Lifeguard On Duty

A helpful tip for parents is to make sure they or someone is always there to supervise their kids when swimming or playing in the pool. And even if you are an adult it’s also a good idea to try and never swim alone. When it comes to swimming, the buddy system is always a smart choice! There are also pool alarms available that not only help with keeping children or pets safe but also helps with providing security incase there is an intruder. Check out some pool safety alarms here.

Water Quality

One swimming pool aspect that sometimes goes over looked when it comes to pools is keeping the water clean and safe. In order for the pool water to be clean and safe you always want to make sure it is at the proper chemical levels and the filtration system is working. You should regularly test and adjust the chemical levels to minimize the risk of earaches, rashes and more serious diseases.

Getting CPR Certified

Another safety precaution that takes a little extra effort but is definitely worth it, is to get CPR certified. Having someone around that you know is CPR certified can definitely put your mind at ease knowing they can help in the event of an emergency. CPR classes are available through many hospitals, community centers, or by contacting the American Red Cross. And remember, once you are CPR certified, make sure you keep your certification current.

We hope these pool safety tips help keep you and your family safe this summer. We have one last reminder….HAVE FUN!

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