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Simple Rules for Pool Safety

Florida pool safety

Because of the climate in Florida, people can enjoy the use of swimming pools year-round.  And because of this, keeping safe while enjoying pool time should be a top priority.

Pool safety is paramount when it comes to ensuring family, friends and loved ones enjoy their time in the water. It is important that swimmers understand the significance of pool safety, rules and using common sense to avoid accidents. Here are some simple rules to follow to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible when in the pool.

Teach children how to swim. From an early age, getting children acclimated to and proficient in the water not only is safely but it builds confidence and make swimming more fun.

Never leave children unattended. Even trained swimmers can have accidents, and it is important that children are always supervised in or around the water.

Use flotation devices. Make sure younger children or those with lesser swimming ability are wearing proper flotation devices or life vests. These devices are great in allowing children to become more proficient swimmers as they build their skills in the water.

Be aware of the situation and check for lifeguards. City and public pools are staffed with trained staff who monitor and control the pool guests. If a pool location does not seem properly staffed, then avoid it.

Supervise children. Kids like to be kids and need supervision. Pools decks and ladders get slippery when wet and running and horseplay can be a cause for unexpected accidents and falls. Jumping and diving are a part of swimming too. If the pool depth and set-up (diving board or slide) support these activities make sure they are done safely with understood rules, like waiting for a clear space to dive or slide.

Avoid excessive drinking and glass by the pool. Be smart and understand the consequences of behavior, especially when someone is also responsible for others, like children, at the pool. Everyone wants to have fun pool time so do it smart and safely.

Understand that if someone is hurt in a swimming pool accident, property owners may be liable for the injuries suffered.  If you need help with understanding your rights, please give us a call.  We are here if you need us.

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