Pool Safety

by WebWriter

Supervision alone is not enough to prevent drownings. Knowing how to swim and practicing water safety are essential to preventing pool drownings.

Pool Drownings

Pool drownings are preventable. With over 3000 unintentional drownings occurring each year, knowing water safety is essential. About 10 people die everyday from drowning. Children ages 1-14 are at the highest risk of drowning. Drownings have occurred even when a lifeguard or 2 parents were present. Supervision alone is not enough to prevent drownings. Water safety and drowning prevention should be practiced on a year-round basis.

Pool Covers, Fences and Gates

Pool Covers:

Install pool and spa covers. Covers should have a lock on them. Install a pool safety alarm for added protection.

Fences and Gates:

Fences should be Installed on all sides of the pool area. Fences should be at least 4 feet or taller. Pool gates should have locks on them. Install a gate safety alarm for added protection. Pool gates should open outward, away from the pool. Pool gates should also be self-closing and self-latching. All objects that children can climb on to reach the locks or get over the fence should be removed. 

Pool Safety Products From Amazon

PoolGuard In-Ground Swimming Pool Alarm

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Safety Turtle B102 Pool Alarm Base Station

Pool Alarms

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First Aid Only 16 Unit Pool And Lifeguard First Aid Kit, 97-Piece Kit

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Premium Pool Safety Ring Life Preserver

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Pool Safety Signs and Emergency Kits

  • Post a CPR sign near the pool. 
  • Keep a phone and emergency numbers near the pool. 
  • Keep a life preserver near the pool. One that is used for emergencies only.
  • Keep a first aid kit near the pool area. Include scissors in the kit just in case you have to cut clothing or hair from the pool drain.
  • Post the pool rules near the pool.

Pool Safety Signs

Save-A-Life CPR Durable Plastic Sign
National Stock Sign Comp.
Only $19.99
Alotta Signs
Only $35.65
Keep Pool Gate Closed Sign
National Stock Sign
Only $12.99

Pool Safety Tips for Children

  • Never leave a child unattended in or near a swimming pool.
  • Assign an adult who can swim to watch the children at all times. Two adults watching swimmers is even better.
  • Don't read books or talk on the phone while supervising children at the pool. Your eyes should be on the kids in the pool at all times. It is important to not let anything distract you.
  • Floating devises should not be used as a substitute for adult supervision.
  • Teach your children how to swim at a young age.
  • Use a child safety alarm band. Safety alarm bands should not be used as a substitute for adult supervision.
  • Teach your children about pool safety (i.e. no running, keep clear of pool drains).
  • Learn how to perform CPR on children (and adults).
  • If a child is missing from the pool area, check the water first.
  • If possible, empty the pool when not in use. Small kiddie type pools should always be emptied when not in use.
Safety Turtle Wristband, Green
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Pool Safety Tips for Adults

Pool Safefy:

  • Learn how to swim.
  • Practice water safety skills year-round.
  • Know how to perform CPR on children and adults.
  • Don't swim while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Don't sit in a pool or spa when sleepy or drowsy.

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Updated: 06/18/2011, WebWriter
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tandemonimom on 07/06/2011

Pool safety is so very important!

rathnashikamani on 07/03/2011

Excellent safety advice!

dustytoes on 06/18/2011

It's good to see that there are so many new pool and swimming safety items. It only takes a second for trouble to happen. All of this is a timely reminder for the warm weather and many of the safety tips apply to lake and ocean swimming as well.

petunia on 06/18/2011

Very important safety rules indeed!

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