6 Springtime Safety Tips for Pool Fun
03/28/2017 | Categories: Pool Fun
With the weather really starting to heat up over the next couple of months, everyone will soon be seeking an oasis to cool off and relax in. Spring is the best time of year to make your list of springtime safety tips for children and adults alike. Below is our list of common no-nonsense water safety tips that will keep everyone’s time in and around the pool fun and enjoyable:
No Phones Allowed
It’s so easy for us as parents and guardians to become distracted by our smartphones these days, but even those few seconds that you may take to look away to check a text message could be deadly. If you absolutely must have your phone nearby, keep a strict “hands off!” policy for yourself and only answer it when necessary.
Tie Up Long Hair
Here’s one of the least considered springtime safety tips: long hair. Long hair can pose a serious threat to the safety of children and adults alike as it can become entrapped and entangled in drains, pipes, or anything else that may be in or on the pool. If you or a child has long hair, tie it up securely prior to him or her entering the pool.
When Lightning Strikes, Get Out Of The Pool
If you hear any thunder or see lightning off in the distance, take that as a warning to get up and out of the pool. Water can act as a conductor for electricity, so you could be in danger of electrocution if lightning strikes anywhere in your vicinity.
Don’t Forget The Sun Block
Here in South Texas, the blistering UV rays from the sun can begin to damage the skin within a few mere minutes. Sun safety for kids and adults is just as important as water safety, particularly with skin cancer being on the rise. Take the time to choose a high quality sun block and apply it to yourself and your kids 30 minutes prior to going out and enjoying the pool (this ensures that the sunscreen has had time to be absorbed into the skin so it won’t come off in the pool).
Invest In SPF Swimsuits and Swim Shirts
Here’s another great tip for sun safety for kids: swimsuits with SPF built right into the material! A number of bathing suits are now made with a built in SPF of 30 or higher. Also always try to encourage children to wear t-shirts (and if they’re SPF shirts, all the better!) when in the pool.
Have a First Aid Kit Handy
Our last of the springtime safety tips is to always have a fully stocked first aid kit near the pool (and make sure it’s fully stocked!). Time is of the essence when an injury occurs. This can help fully take care of minor injuries and prevent the worsening condition of a major one.
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