May is Pool Safety Month
Among the many pool safety months, one of the most important ones is National Water Pool Safety Month (also called Pool Safety Month). During the month of May, pool safety should be at the forefront of most Floridian’s minds. This timing is perfect as we ramp up to the summer months when people will be taking part in water activities. This Water Safety campaign is put together by a group of companies/alliances: The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, The American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association, the World Waterpark Association, and so many more. In this article, we will talk about the importance of pool and water safety and how you can do your part to stay safe.
Importance of Pool Safety Month
Pool safety is more than just “don’t drown.” You should make sure that your entire family is water competent, which means that they know and understand how to stay afloat, change positions, take breaths, and even properly enter and exit the pool.
You also need to know how to make your pool a safe space. Just because someone knows how to survive an accident, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to make sure that your pool remains accident-free.
There are so many steps that you can and should take to make sure that you are keeping pool and water safety at the top of your focus. Let’s chat about those, shall we?
Tips for Pool Safety Month
In this section, we’ll talk a bit about both the personal steps and property steps you need to take to make sure that you are staying safe. And hey, pick the month of May each year to check that you are still up to date!
- Take swimming classes. You and your family, no matter your ages, should take part in these classes. They can teach you how to properly enter the pool, so you don’t hurt yourself. They will show you how to swim in different positions, how to get a breath while in the water, and so much more. They’re usually pretty fun, too!
- Keep an eye on your kids around the pool. No one should swim unsupervised if they aren’t an adult. Doing this could help prevent an accidental drowning.
- Set a time limit for swim time. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and many people won’t realize when they are tired while they’re having so much fun.
- Teach all family members about physical pool safety, such as avoiding drains.
- Make sure that whoever is “on duty” with people who are swimming knows CPR and is staying fully alert.
- Make sure that there is a fully secured fence of some sort around your home pool. This will keep out any curious children or pets and prevent them from stumbling in and having an accident. You could even consider adding an alarm to those gates for older kids who still need to be supervised.
- Keep lifeguarding equipment on hand. Pool hooks, life jackets, and flotation devices are a necessary part of making sure your pool is a safe place to be.
- Keep your pool clean. Clean water means less likelihood of getting a water-borne illness, but also it keeps the water visibility clear to help stay safe.
- Check out the myriad of free information that can be found through The Red Cross, Pool Safely, and so many other places.
Throughout the month of May, we want to help you make sure that you are staying pool and water safe. Make sure you, your home, and your family are ready for fun in the sun by the water by making sure that you are prepared for any and all circumstances!
Now, that you know about pool safety month, we know you are excited to enjoy a clean refreshing and safe pool. We also want to make sure that you take all of the safety steps we’ve mentioned here before doing so! This will help keep your home, your family, and your investment in maintenance happy and safe. Whether you’re new to owning pools or an old pro, remember that each pool is different, and each pool has its own safety and care needs.
Don’t forget to install a Baby Barrier Safety Fence. These are specifically designed for each pool to keep your family, pets and guest safer, even when you are not watching your pool. Check out all the safety fence options and schedule your estimate today!
Now get out there and make a splash!