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5 Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Submitted by Cody on December 5, 2010 – 10:14 amNo Comment
5 Swimming Pool Safety Tips

When kids think about swimming pools, they undoubtedly think about having a wet and wild good time under a blistering summer sun.  On the other hand, when cautious parents think about swimming pools, they might instantly think of various safety concerns for their youngsters.  Swimming pools can provide hours of outdoor fun and exercise, but they can also be potentially very dangerous.  So what are the best ways to make sure your kids stay safe while swimming in a pool?  Here are 5 great tips for swimming pool safety.

  1. First of all, it’s very crucial to establish a system of rules and regulations and make sure that your kids always follow said rules.  Let your children know that if they don’t follow the rules, they will lose the privilege of enjoying the swimming pool.
  2. It might be a good idea to enroll your children in swimming lessons at a young age.  This will ensure that your young ones have the basic swimming abilities that will help keep them safe when they are playing in the pool.
  3. Always supervise your children while they are swimming.  This is probably the most important and essential of all swimming pool safety tips.  Put away your cell phone and don’t be tempted into reading a book or magazine – your children deserve your full attention.
  4. Don’t ever be fooled into thinking that “floatie” toys are effective enough to keep your kids safe in the pool.  These types of things are meant to be toys and not any sort of safety device.  This means that there are DEFINITELY not an alternative to your supervision.
  5. Always make sure that your pool always has a ladder that is always functional and in good working order.  Without a ladder, getting in and out of a swimming pool can prove to be a dangerous task.

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