Children ages one to four have the highest drowning rates, and nearly one in three deaths occur through drowning. By supervising your children around water and following these simple pool safety tips, you can make sure your children are safe around the pool:
Until the kids are older, it’s a good idea to completely barricade your pool with a fence and a self-latching gate so only adults can enter the area. For above ground pools, you can simply remove the steps or ladder leading to the pool to prevent access.
Although they don’t physically prevent someone from finding a way into the pool, safety covers visually tell children the pool is “not open.” Pool covers can be motorized or manual, but they should always be able to be easily and swiftly removed in case of emergencies.
To help mitigate injuries during emergencies, ensure all adults in the home knows how to respond by having appropriate safety equipment and taking first aid and CPR courses.
At Aqua Safe Swim School, we help keep your kids safe in the water by teaching them how to swim! We provide year-round, small group instruction where parents can watch their children’s progress from a comfortable viewing gallery. If your child doesn’t yet know how to swim, what are you waiting for?