DOYLESTOWN, PA (June 28, 2018) – Summer is upon us, which means it’s finally time to break out the swimsuits for some fun in the sun. Swimming pools serve as backyard retreats for family and friends to gather, but any number of avoidable mishaps—a chemical imbalance, a child slipping—can prevent that fun from happening. Anthony and Sylvan Pools, America’s premier in-ground swimming pool and spa builder, wants to remind you the importance of proper pool safety.
Have Fun All Summer Long With Help From Anthony and Sylvan
Here, Anthony and Sylvan outlined four ways for homeowners to implement pool safety measures, so that the family fun can last all summer long.
Check your pool equipment.
Safety starts with the pool-opening process. Remember to check the stability of any pool fences, decks, chairs, fixtures (including pool ladders, railings and diving boards) and pool maintenance equipment. Install a safety fence if small children or pets will be present and use appropriate pool or spa covers when not in use.
Be prepared and set rules.
It’s crucial to employ a strict set of ground rules for all pool users to follow. Make sure to emphasize rules like no running, diving in shallow areas or swimming alone. Keep all drain covers up to VGB standards and teach children to avoid them. If you’re a proper age, consider taking courses in first aid and CPR, and learn the differences in emergency responses for children, adults and pets.
Check your water. Then, check again.
Pool chemicals can be dangerous, especially if used hastily or improperly. Maintain your pool’s proper chemical levels, circulation and filtration by testing the water twice a week. This will help to avoid eye and skin irritations or rashes. Additionally, remember to remove any chlorine tab feeders and in-pool vacuums before entering the pool.
Keep your eyes on young swimmers.
This may be a given, but adult supervision when children or pets are in, or near the water, is a must. Teach kids proper pool safety rules, including the ones listed above, and make sure to enroll new swimmers in lessons. Use floaties or life vests as needed. And, always explain to babysitters your specific pool safety guidelines. Different sets of rules may apply to different pools, or homes.
“Pools are fun for the whole family, but some homeowners overlook imperative safety steps that are critical to their children’s’ safety,” said Tom Casey, Vice President of Sales at Anthony & Sylvan Pools. “By following just a few safety tips, and communicating them to your family, you’ll be sure to keep the pool fun and safe this summer. If assistance is needed, our pool specialists are always available to help you find and install the proper safety equipment.”
Proper safety techniques are essential to making sure everything runs smoothly and without a hitch. These important tips, along with proper pool maintenance, are a recipe for creating moments that will last a lifetime.