Pool Safety Tip #1: As summer gets into full swing, it’s a good time to remember to practice pool safety! The number one rule – never leave children unsupervised near a pool or any other body of water.
Pool Safety Tip #2: Don’t rely on swimming classes, life preservers, floaties or anything else to keep a child safe in the water. Children should never be unsupervised when they’re in a pool or other body of water.
Pool Safety Tip #3: Practice Pool Safety! If a child is missing, look first in the pool area.
Pool Safety Tip #4: If you have a pool and you’re leaving your kids home with a sitter, make sure the sitter knows pool safety measures and is trained in CPR.
Pool Safety Tip #5: Pools should be fully enclosed with a fence. All gates should be self-closing and self-locking. Any tables, chairs or other items that a child could use to climb into the pool area should be kept away from the fence or inside the enclosed area.
Pool Safety Tip #6: If you have a pool, learn how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Pool Safety Tip #7: Help keep your kids safe at the pool and the beach this summer – enroll them in swimming classes. But remember, even children who are excellent swimmers should never be left unsupervised in the water.
Pool Safety Tip #8: Practice pool safety! Consider life jackets or floaties for young children who aren’t yet comfortable in the water.
Pool Safety Tip #9: Remember – water is very reflective and can cause serious sunburns in a short amount of time. If you’re going to be at the pool or beach, apply sunscreen before going outside, and reapply regularly.
Pool Safety Tip #10: Most people don’t use enough sunscreen. You should use about an ounce – visualize a shot glass. And remember to reapply regularly.
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