Be Safe Around Pools This Summer!

With summer almost upon us the
need to cool off becomes a necessity, and the swimming pool is an attractive
remedy to beat the heat. However, with drowning danger apparent, it is
important that everyone takes pool safety seriously.

Following are some tips to ensure that your pool is
safe during summer, which could save someone’s life:

1. Ensure there is a CPR sign
clearly displayed near your pool.

2. Make sure that everyone at
your home knows the CPR process. You can attend courses through the local
Ambulance service.

3. Ensure that you have rescue
equipment by the pool in case of an emergency.

4. Don’t leave climbable
objects near the pool fence. Don’t leave equipment or toys in the pool as it
can encourage small children to want to get in the pool.

5. Always have an adult
present when small children are swimming in the pool.

6. Take your phone outside
when supervising small children so you don’t have to leave… even for a minute.

7. Never leave the pool
gate propped open. This not only poses a danger to small children, but
weakens the hinge on the pool gates, often causing it not to close properly.

8. If you have a pool
cover, always ensure that it is secured to the pool so small children cannot
climb under.

If you are concerned about the
safety of your pool it is recommended that you contact your local pool safety
expert for professional advice.