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Kids Swimming Pool Safety: 5 Safety Tips For Parents And Kids Alike

When the warm summer months roll around, swimming is a favorite summertime tradition for parents and kids alike. Although swimming is a relaxing way to cool off and beat that summertime heat, pool safety must be actively practiced each time you or your children are around the pool. With a few easy tips, you can keep yourself and your whole family safe while swimming.

Never Swim Alone

Under no circumstance whatsoever should a child ever be allowed to go outside and swim in the swimming pool alone. If children are very young or not good swimmers safety precautions in the form of life jackets or floats on their arms should be used. Sunset Pools & Spas, Inc a pool builder in Chicago has said that if an individual is swimming alone and gets in to trouble, help might not arrive before it is too late.

Enroll Children In Swimming Lessons

Learning to swim is an important task for younger children, but individuals of all ages can enroll in swimming lessons to learn to swim properly. It can never be known when swimming might be necessary through life, and it is easier to learn to swim at a younger age.

Understand The Basics Of Lifesaving In Case Of Emergencies

It can take as little as a few seconds for an individual to begin drowning in a swimming pool accident. It is imperative if you or anyone in your family is around a swimming pool that one or more family members know the basics of lifesaving procedures. If an emergency happens, lifesaving procedures can be started and possibly save lives until the proper help can arrive to assist.

Make And Enforce Swimming Pool Rules

Swimming pool rules such as “No Diving” or “No Running” are put in place for a reason and that reason is to save lives. Diving is a safety risk if done in shallow water and running on slick surfaces can result in someone falling around the pool or falling into the pool. Any rules that are established should be strictly enforced to keep all family members around the pool safe throughout the swimming season.

Keep Away From Pool Filters And Drains While Swimming

Pool filters and drains can have a suction that can possibly entrap smaller individuals. It is important for children and young adults to keep away from areas such as these in the pool to avoid any kind of accident that can result in entrapment and drowning.

Safety precautions should always be taken while enjoying a fun summer day swimming. When everyone is properly prepared and informed, the summertime fun is endless.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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