Swimming is enjoyable for children. Ensuring their safety as they splash and tumble can make it more fun, though. Since accidents happen when you least expected them, here are some things that you can do to make sure your kids are safe in the pool at all times:
Ask a responsible adult to do lifeguard duties
Many pool accidents happen because everyone present thought that there was someone who was watching over the kids. To make sure that somebody is indeed keeping an eye on the little ones, assign a responsible person to perform lifeguard duties.
Reiterate pool safety tips
You don’t need to be a professional lifeguard to give children some basic pool safety tips. For example, you can tell them to always swim with a buddy or to not run or horse around in the pool area. Children tend to forget what you say in a matter of minutes so be patient and don’t get tired of reminding them of the importance of safety.
Secure the pool
When not in use, the pool area should remain properly secured to keep anyone, even the adults, from being exposed to accidents. You can ask a dependable pool construction company in Utah for help in securing your pool with proper fences or barriers. A four-foot high fence with a self-latching gate can do the trick. You may also want to install an electric cover, or an alarm that will go off when anyone goes into the pool without permission, especially at night.
Making sure that your swimming pool and its surrounding areas are safe for children is part of your responsibilities as a parent and as a homeowner. When it comes to ensuring child safety, the cost of installing a swimming pool cover, fence, or barrier is a very small price to pay.