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Swimming Pool Safety For Homeowners

February 9, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Swimming Pool Safety For Homeowners

As the weather begins to get warmer more people will head to the pool as a way to cool off. That said there are some essential swimming pool safety concerns that every homeowner should consider as a way to keep children as well as adults safe at all times. For example, pool access is a key concern when it comes to pool safety. A pool should always be fenced in the proper way with a childproof type locking system.

Children Do Not Have Access

In addition, with regard to pool access it is essential to occasionally check the fence and locking systems as a way to to make sure that children wishing to gain access to a pool area are not able to do so. This includes keeping trees trimmed back so the children cannot use a tree limb to climb into the pool area. Tables, chairs and other items should be stored in such a way that children cannot use these items to climb into a pool area. Parents should always make certain the children do not have access to a pool when unsupervised.

Becoming Entrapped Or Entangled In A Drain

Experts also recommend that while children are swimming in a pool that adult supervision always be in effect. In short, an adult should continually be present without exception when children are swimming. Another excellent way of improving safety around the pool is to educate swimmers young and old alike on the risks associated with drain entrapment. Becoming entrapped or entangled in a drain is a very serious concern for homeowners with a pool. Teaching children how to swim at an early age and helping them to understand the danger associated with drain entrapment is always good measure.

CPR Certification When Used Appropriately

Finally, homeowners owning a home where a pool has been installed should consider taking CPR certification type classes. This is a critical part of being a responsible homeowner where a pool is installed. CPR certification when used appropriately and at the right time can save a life. As an added note, homeowners may choose to consider displaying placards with safety information around the pool so that adults (and young children that are able to read) can have a clear idea of how to be safe when swimming. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for Phoenix Arizona personal injury legal services.