Drowning in a swimming pool is a leading cause of accidental death across the world, especially amongst children. And most of these deaths were caused by insufficient safety measures to guarantee pool safety. It’s all fun, games and heaps of frolicking till somebody gets hurt or someone loses a loved one. Don’t take that risk when reliable pool safety measures are easily accessible and available. Take it in your own hands to ensure that your swimming pool experience remains fun and safe at all times.
Parents and supervising adults can enforce several pool safety measures to prevent swimming pool accidents from occurring.
This forms the first layer of protection against swimming pool accidents. Children are unable to access the pool through this fence and this ensures effective pool safety even if you or any other adult is not around to keep an eye on them. Make sure that the gate latch is fixed at a height that children are unable to reach so that they cannot open the gate when they are alone.
There are several pool alarms available in the markets that help guarantee pool safety. Some detect movement around the pool area, others detect disturbance under water while others are equipped with infrared beams to detect any form of motion in or around the pool area.
Life jackets should be worn by both children and inexperienced swimmers.
Pool safety covers are another way of ensuring that children do not get access to the pool when you or any other adults are not around. Make sure that the pool cover that you purchase is solid, durable, and able to withstand a weight of 485 pounds per five square feet (minimum requirement).
No matter how many safety precautions you take and how many fences and alarms you install, you can never let good old fashioned adult supervision slide down the drain to promote pool safety. Here are a few supervision tips that you should always keep in mind, and share with other parents too!
We don’t think twice before diving head first into the pool on a hot summer’s day with family or friends. But accidents happen, and they can lead to injuries or even worse, fatalities. The thought of being a witness to or being the victim of a traumatic experience is a frightening thought, so putting pool safety first should be your number one priority. If the swimming pool in the backyard is the hub of monthly pool parties then it is your responsibility to ensure that everyone is as safe as possible. And especially if you know that small children are a permanent feature of these get-togethers, then additional pool safety measures are absolute necessities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the second leading cause of death among children between the ages of 1 and 14 years is drowning. 69% of the children who were victims of swimming pool accidents were not expected to be around the pool area or in the pool when the accidents happened. While some pool safety features may require purchasing, they are well worth the cost.