A pool emergency plan is important when you’re spending time by the pool, it’s easy to forget that many different water-related accidents could potentially happen. You want to be prepared for any situation so that you can keep yourself and your family safe. In this article, we’ll walk through how to create a pool emergency plan for the pool, including the importance of CPR and first aid preparation, how to remove debris from your pool if needed, and more.
Let’s Get Into Your Pool Emergency Plan
When it comes to knowing how to handle a water emergency, you want to be prepared. Here’s what you need to do:
- Take the right precautions when using your pool, such as staying hydrated and applying sunscreen, keeping an eye on children and pets, and having safety tools nearby.
- Be prepared with tools like a pool skimmer net or scoop so that you can remove debris from the surface of your pool quickly and easily before it becomes hazardous for swimmers.
- Establish a checklist of various water-related accidents (like someone falling into the deep end) so that everyone knows exactly where they should go and what they should do if something goes wrong.
Know CPR & First Aid
- Be prepared to perform CPR and first aid.
- Keep a fully stocked first aid kit near your pool.
- Make sure everyone in your home knows the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including how to recognize when someone needs help, what steps should be taken in an emergency, and how long it takes for someone who isn’t breathing or has no pulse to die from lack of oxygenated blood flow through their body’s vital organs.
There are certain items you need to keep on hand for your pool emergency plan to be effective. Here’s a quick list:
- Flotation devices: Life rings and life jackets can be tossed to those who are struggling but still functional.
- Lifeguard hooks: These hooks can be used to pull people who may be unable to catch something being tossed to them. Someone can use the hook from the edge of the pool to hook around the person and pull them to safety.
Keep the Pool Clean
Here are some handy pool tools to keep on hand for cleaning out your pool. Remember, a clean pool is a safe pool.
- Skimmer Net: This tool is useful for removing large debris from the pool, like leaves and twigs.
- Pool Vacuum: You’ll need one with a hose attachment that reaches all areas of your pool, including its deepest parts.
- Pool Brush: You should have at least three different sizes available–one small enough for tight spaces like corners, one medium-sized so that it cleans most surfaces in one pass-through without getting stuck anywhere, plus one large enough so as not only cover more ground but also reach deeper into crevices where things tend to grow over time due to lack of circulation.
Pool Emergency Plan Checklist for Accidents
A checklist is a great way to be prepared for any situation. Whether you’re planning for a camping trip or preparing for an emergency, checklists help you stay calm and focused on what needs to be done. You can make your own checklist or use one that someone else has already made. Be sure to include where emergency items are kept, and what steps need to be taken and when.
If you take the right precautions, you can avoid many water-related accidents. Everyone in your household should know how to swim and perform CPR, but it’s also crucial that they know what steps to take if there is ever an emergency. Make sure everyone has a copy of this plan so they know what actions should be taken immediately! Summer is a time for fun, but you can’t have fun without being safe.
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 and have a pool emergency plan set up. This will help keep your family, visitors and pets 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 have fun and be safe!