Better safe than sorry! This summer stay protected when inside the pool

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 23, 2017

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  • You and your family members must know how to swim.
  • It is necessary to keep your first-aid skills up-to-date.
  • Keep your mobile or cordless phones accessible.

The season of unbearable heat and scorching sun has arrived and a little relaxation by the pool-side is what everyone must wish to have now. However, the summer pool-side fun can turn into a nightmare if proper precautions and safety measures are taken for granted. So, here are few safety tips which you and your family must follow to avoid any mishap by the pool-side.


Swimming Pool Safety Tips


Water Safety

Being safe inside the water is of utmost importance for you. This becomes even more important if you have children with you.

  • You must know how to swim and must encourage all your near ones to learn swimming before entering the swimming pool for fun alone.
  • Keeping your first aid skills updated is also a very important part of the precautions you must take before hitting the pool.
  • If you have kids with you, you should never lose sight of them especially, when they are inside the pool. Also, you must keep them away from drain pipes or filters.
  • To counter any emergency, your mobile phone or the cordless phone must be kept accessible.


Also read : Horror of Horrors Await you at the Swimming Pool or the Hot Tub


Equipments for safety

To prevent any mishap turning into a lifelong remorse you must carry some safety equipments with you to the pool. These equipments may include stair rails, safety ropes, and floating devices.


Avoid sneaking in

You must ensure that the pool area you own has a limited access. Many accidents which take place on a pool-side happen due to easy access to children who enter without adult supervision. Have the surrounding of your pool properly fenced and have a locking gate. This will give the outsiders a limited access and the accidental drowning can be prevented.


Swimming Pool Safety Tips


Lockable cover

If you have a lockable cover on the pool it will be an added security measure which will prevent people and children who are new to the swimming techniques from entering the pool without any supervision. You should put alarms if the pool is located on the nearby area of your house and not inside the premises. If a door separates your house from the pool, make sure it stays locked and does not give easy access to anyone.


Also read : Health benefits of swimming


Safe pool toys

Your swimming pool can be one of the best places to have fun with your family and friends. But, these fun activities can lead to more fatigue inside the pool and to support your fatigued muscles a floating toy is what you must keep handy.  
These basic precautionary measures will let your stay safe and have an enjoyable time with family and friends while beating the heat.


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