It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that may mean barbequing with friends and splashing around in your Orange County swimming pool. If you’re celebrating this weekend with kids, you can take several measures to ensure that they stay pool safe.
Stay close to the kids while they’re playing in the pool or spa. Even better, play in the pool with them. Make sure your kids know basic safety precautions to be pool safe and be sure to keep children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings to decrease the risk of entrapment, especially in older residential or public swimming pools. Drowning is most often silent, so if a child is missing look for him or her in the pool or spa first. Be sure that all guests know safety precautions so they can help you keep the kids safe in your Orange County swimming pool.
Hosting Memorial Day in Your Orange County Swimming Pool
If you have a pool in your home, there are several skills you should learn to keep your family pool safe, as well. You AND your children should know how to swim. Taking a CPR class that covers children and adults and keeping your certification up to date is also a wise idea.
Keep in mind that a first line of defense to make sure everyone is pool safe is good equipment for your pool or spa. A four-foot tall (or taller) fence around your pool is an important safeguard, as are self-closing and self-latching gates. Install alarms on doors that lead into the pool area. Alarms on pool gates are another good way to keep everyone pool safe.
Call us for more advice on upgrading swimming pools to current pool safety standards and remember to follow these precautions so you and your family and friends can enjoy a great, pool safe Memorial Day weekend!