Pool Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

Pools are a great way to enjoy the wonderful warm sunny weather either while at home or on vacation,
but we still need to keep in safety in mind. Every day, ten people in the United States die from
unintentional drowning. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related deaths in children from
ages one through four.

Pool safety is a serious matter. Here are some pool safety tips that everyone should follow:
 Any child who cannot yet swim, should be outfitted in a U. S. Coast Guard approved personal
floatation device.
 All children should be supervised at all times both in and around the water…even if those
children are wearing life jackets.
 Running around pools is a no-no. Cement pads surrounding pools are not forgiving, and can be
very dangerous if there is a fall, especially around the water.
 While supervising, you should always remain very close. Accidents can happen in an instant and
tragedy can strike in seconds.
 If there are several adults present, take turns supervising, so that everyone is watching with
fresh eyes.
 Educate your children about swimming pool safety and the dangers of playing near drains and
suction outlets.
 Learn CPR and teach your children CPR.

Pools can be a great way for you and your family to fully enjoy the pleasures of summer – just please
make sure you do it safely.