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Swimming Pool Safety You Need to Know If You Have a Swimming Pool

Jul 28, 2008
In anticipation of the warm summer weather and summer holidays many people dream of spending their days by the pool. Whether you have a large in-ground or above ground pool, or simply a small inflatable swimming pool, floating in the cooling water is a relief on those hot summer days. But there are some precautions you should take to ensure that the time you and your family spend in and around the swimming pool are safe as well as fun.

Do you have a swimming pool in your backyard? Then you need to know about swimming pool safety, especially if you have kids. There are many ways that something bad can happen in and around a pool if you don't know pool safety. So, you will want to make sure that you learn all you can about being safe around a pool to make sure nothing happens to anyone at your home.

Here are some swimming pool safety tips that will help you to start learning about pool safety.

One: You always need to make sure that if there are kids around the pool, that there is an adult around who knows how to swim to watch them. Don't ever leave kids around pools unsupervised. If you do run into trouble knowing CPR could help save someone's life. Contact your city or local Saint John's ambulance for CPR course.

Two: When you have an underground pool you want to have a fence around it with a gate that will lock. This will help keep kids out if an adult can't be there to supervise.

Three: It is always a good idea even when you have a fence around your pool to add an alarm. This will tell you when someone has gone through the gate when they are not supposed to. So, if you have kids and the alarm sounds you can be there in a hurry to stop anything from happening.

Four: Don't allow alcohol around your swimming pool. This is one of the swimming pool safety rules that a lot of adults don't think about, especially if there are no kids around. Alcohol can alter a person's perception, which can be dangerous for the person who has consumed the alcohol but especially if there are kids around. You just need to remember that alcohol and swimming just doesn't mix, so don't do it.

Five: When you have an above ground swimming pool you want to remove the steps or ladder when the pool is not in use. This swimming pool safety tip is very important because kids are very curious and will always climb stairs or a ladder when they see one. So, you have to remember to remove the way into the pool each time after you use your pool.

These are all very important swimming pool safety tips that you need to know but they are not the only ones. You need to take time to learn as much as you can about pool safety. This is the only way to make sure you know how to keep kids and adults safe when they are around your pool.
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