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Home pool safety

It's that time of the year, temperatures are warming up and pools are open for the summer. If you own a pool, you're probably aware of the maintenance and care that's involved. But have you considered taking that extra step to make sure it's safe for your kids?

According to the American Red Cross, more than 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. That's pretty scary to think about. And if you're a parent, that's your worst nightmare. Luckily, there's ways you can prevent a tragedy from happening in your backyard by following these guidelines from the American Red Cross:

  • Secure your pool when it's not in use with a 4-feet high fence or barrier. Also, remember to remove any ladders or steps used for access.

  • Make sure children are being supervised at all times. Do not allow anyone to swim alone, and have inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.

  • Maintain proper chemical levels, circulation and filtration. This will leave your water clean and clear, and minimize the risk of rashes or more serious diseases.

  • Establish safe practices, such as "no diving," "stay away from drain covers" and "swim with a buddy."

  • Make sure everyone in the home knows how to respond to emergencies by having the appropriate safety equipment and taking first aid and CPR courses.

Another safety feature you can install is a pool alarm. It sits at the edge of your pool, and when someone falls in, a pressure wave will cause the alarm to go off. It's a device that's sure to keep you at ease if you're away from home, or when you're sleeping.

And most importantly, have a fun – and safe summer!

Article courtesy of: Foremost Insurance Company

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Jad Adams
Jad Adams
07. Aug. 2023

Always cover the pool when it's not in use, especially during extended periods when no one will be swimming. Pool covers help prevent accidental falls into the water. Always hire Swimming Pool Renovation experts for more details regarding pool safety.

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28. Nov. 2020

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