Safety is always the number-one concern in any pool area. Whether for the sake of your kids, your friends, your family, or yourself, certain safety measures must be taken in and around the water. For instance, adult supervision is necessary at all times when children are present. Here are some more tips to help keep your pool a safe place to relax and have fun.
Supervise Children at All Times
Never leave children unsupervised when they are swimming or when they are doing any pool-related activity in or out of the water. If you receive a phone call or if someone knocks at the door, take your child out of the pool and away from the pool area before attending to other tasks. Children under the age of five are especially prone to drowning accidents in residential pools, so keep a close eye on all children at all times. Remember to prohibit running around the pool to avoid slip and fall injuries.
A pool that is over-chlorinated can be very hazardous for swimmers. Too much chlorine in a pool can cause many kinds of discomfort, such as red eyes and skin irritation. Properly manage the water by testing it regularly for normal chlorine and pH levels.
Be Careful With Appliances
Many people love to relax by the pool and listen to music or a ballgame on the radio. This is fine, so long as your radio or television is not close enough to the pool to threaten swimmers. Power supply circuits should come with a Ground Fault Interrupter to prevent disaster for swimmers.
Provide Depth Markers
Marking the depth of the pool in different places is important. Doing so will help prevent divers from plunging headfirst into shallow water and protect them from serious injury. Depth markers also help distinguish which areas are safe for less experienced swimmers who may not be comfortable in the deep end.
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