Swimming pool safety guidelines for your home
Date Posted:15 October 2018
It’s a great idea to have your swimming pool filled with water in summers so that you or your kids could jump right in whenever you feel the heat.
But before you begin to prepare your pool for summers, you and the children in the house must be aware of the safety rules, dos and don’ts and other guidelines related to the pool. Make pool safety your priority by following these guidelines:
- Swimming pool barriers are something that you must install. Completely surround your pool with a 1.2m high fence or barrier with a self-closing, self-latching gate. Consult a registered pool safety inspector for advice if needed.
- Use non-slip materials on the pool deck, diving board and ladders.
- Remove any ladders or steps used for access in the swimming pool when not in use.
- For extra safety, install a pool alarm that will go off if anyone enters the pool.
- Mark water depths conspicuously.
- Keep electrical appliances out of the pool area because of the hazard of electrical shock.
- Always keep your pool water clean and clear. Maintain proper chemical levels, circulation and filtration. Regularly test and adjust the chemical levels to minimize the risk of earaches, rashes or more serious diseases.
- Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviours, such as “no diving”, “never swim alone” etc.
- Train everyone in the house to deal with pool emergencies and accidents.
- Hang a pool safety board somewhere near the pool where it is visible so that when guests come, they can take a glance at it and be aware of pool safety to avoid mishaps.
- Get swim rings and pool arm bands to make sure your children enjoy their time in the pool safely.
- Never let children use the pool or spa without adult supervision.
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