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Pool Safety Strategies Intended To Keep Children Safe

January 7, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Pool Safety Strategies Intended To Keep Children Safe

Pools offer hours of entertainment for adults and children of all ages. While this is indeed true, there are some important pool safety strategies that are well worth considering as a way to keep everyone safe, free of injury and out of the emergency room. For example, keeping rescue equipment handy and available in the immediate pool environment can go a long way in minimizing the effects of a water accident.

Adult Supervision At All Times

Equally important is to talk with children regarding all safety aspects of swimming in a pool. This is especially true if children will be swimming in a neighbor’s pool or friend’s pool. Parents should talk with friends and neighbors to ensure that children will be under adult supervision at all times was swimming in a pool away from home. One often-overlooked yet important aspect of overall safety when swimming in a pool is that of drain entrapment. Many accidents have occurred were children have been trapped at the bottom of a pool due to the suction caused by a drain.

Pool Safety Program Or Swimming Course

Swimmers can easily become trapped underwater if there is a missing drain cover or broken drain cover. Always have a pool properly maintained and serviced to ensure that this type of accident does not occur. Perhaps one of the best ways to increase overall safety when it comes to allowing children to swim in a pool is to have them participate in a pool safety program or swimming course. Even children that are one-year-old can participate in swimming lessons. Finally, parents should be alert and never leave a child alone in a pool or near a pool for even just one minute.

Installing An Approved Fence On All Sides

Constant adult supervision is essential to long-term safety when children are in a pool or swimming environment. As an added note, knowing CPR or having someone available in the immediate area that knows CPR can greatly increase safety and the probability of recovering from a water-related accident. This combined with installing an approved fence on all sides around a pool can serve to keep children safe year-round when there is a pool present or in the immediate area. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for Phoenix personal injury legal representation if you have been injured through no fault of your own.