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How Safe is Your Pool?

As summer starts to heat up, many of us are anxiously anticipating long lazy days enjoying our backyard pools. Nothing can be better than splashing with the kids and soaking up some sun. But those wonderful experiences can take a dangerous turn without the right precautions.

According to the Red Cross, nearly 300 drownings occur each year, not to mention over 3000 injuries. The worst part is, the majority of the victims are 1-2 years old. Tragically, accidental drownings are the number one cause of unintentional deaths for children under the age of four.

It’s because of these facts that backyard pools require special attention. That’s where pool safety comes in. However, with some planning and intention, your source of summer fun can be just that, fun! With the whole family on board, everyone’s summers will be filled with precious poolside memories.

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Our List of Pool Safety Tips

Now that your pool is filled and ready to go, it’s important you take some time to learn a few pool safety tips. Check out our list below to get a leg up on your pool safety this summer.

  1. Install a fence or barrier that is at least 4 ft. in height and includes a self-latching gate.
  2. Always place a safety cover on your pool or spa when it is not in use. Also, all steps and ladders should be removed.
  3. A great water safety tip is to consider installing an alarm that will alert an adult when someone has entered the pool area.
  4. Actively supervise children at all times. Unfortunately, napping or reading does not count. You must be completely engaged in the task at hand. Think of yourself as an active lifeguard.
  5. Young and new swimmers should wear a high-quality life vest.
  6. Swimming lessons are a must. Many swim classes even include basic pool safety training, so your child is better prepared for backyard pool season.
  7. Keep water clean and clear. Maintain proper chemical levels and circulation. Replace pool water regularly. All of these efforts will increase visibility and decrease the chances of rashes and/ or ear infections.
  8. Clearly establish and enforce pool rules such as no diving, no swimming alone, and stay away from drain covers. After all, you can’t have proper pool safety without rules.
  9. Have appropriate safety equipment on hand including a first aid kit, scissors (to cut trapped hair or clothing), a charged telephone and a floatation device.
  10. Adults and teenagers should consider a first-aid and/ or CPR class.
  11. Use anti-entrapment drain devices that are compliant with The Pool and Spa Safety Act.
  12. Empty and put away portable pools after every use.
  13. Make sure neighbors, babysitters, and visitors know that you have a pool.
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Pool Safety Should Be Your Top Priority

We know that after reading a list like this, it’s natural to pick and choose which tips to follow. But if you’re asking yourself how many of these steps should you take? The answer is all of them. Every little effort towards pool safety puts you one step closer to saving a life. The good news is, all of these actions are relatively easy and most importantly, will keep you and your family safely enjoying your pool for years to come!

Distillata Can Help You Get Ready for Summer

Do you need help filling your pool? Or maybe want to replace the water halfway through the summer? Contact us to schedule a consultation today! Our expert pool filling service is always ready to add a splash to your summer!

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