The Biggest Safety Mistakes Pool Owners Make

05/18/2016 | Categories: Outdoor Living, Swimming Pools

The Biggest Safety Mistakes Pool Owners Make | Sunshine Fun

Stay safe and have fun this summer with pool safety and by avoiding these safety mistakes in your College Station, custom built Sunshine Fun Pool or Spa.

Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it is the perfect time to get ready for those long days spent relaxing by the pool with a few tips to remind you about the importance of water safety. The best way for you and your family to make the most out of your time at the pool this summer is to stay safe. Although pool safety may seem obvious to some, there are still some aspects that pool owners and users overlook when going for a swim. Here are some of the biggest safety mistakes that pool owners make that you should avoid at all costs this summer.

Pool Safety, Keep it Safe

When in doubt, it is best always to be safe than sorry. Be sure that you and your family are remaining safe this summer at the pool by adhering to these pool safety tips:

  • Don’t swim alone or allow others to swim alone. Always use the buddy system even in public.
  • Make sure you and your loved ones know how to swim properly.
  • Do not leave children unsupervised by water.
  • Have inexperienced swimmers and young children wear life jackets when near water.
  • Be cautious around water even if you do not plan to swim.
  • Avoid alcohol use and consumption when near
  • Install barriers around your home pool and hot tub.

When to Learn to Swim

One common mistake parents and guardians fall into when it comes to their child and swimming is thinking that their child may be too young to learn to swim. There are many different opinions on what the exact right age is to introduce your child to water, but it is commonly believed that the younger a child is when introduced to water, the easier it will be for them to learn to swim. Even at just a few months old, babies have been able to learn how to swim. According to the USA Swimming Foundation, when a child learns to swim in a formal swimming setting, it reduces their risk of drowning by 88%.

Depending on Floaties and Life Jackets

Life jackets and other floating devices are great aids for safety by the pool, but this should not and cannot be your only safety tool. Even more, these devices can be problematic when learning to swim because they can give your child a false sense of security. If your child accidentally falls into a pool or body of water, it is likely that they will not have on a floating device. So it is best to teach them how to swim without these aids so they will know what to do in case the unexpected occurs.

Is Your Pool Completely Safe?

Unfortunately, drain entrapments can be common amongst swimmers and can even lead to drowning and severe injury. Many pool owners may overlook these small aspects of their pool, but to avoid incidents like drain entrapments you should make sure your pool’s drains and pump systems are compliant with state and federal regulations. Even more, you should make sure that your pool deck and surrounding areas are clear of toys and other objects that can be tripped on or can attract children towards the open water.

By avoiding these pool safety mistakes, you and your family can count on having the best time by the pool this summer. Find out how Sunshine Fun Pools can design and install the perfect pool for you and your family to stay safe and have fun this summer.



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