Pool Safety Tips

The biggest drowning threat families with toddlers are facing is unexpected, unsupervised access to water: swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, bathtubs, natural bodies of water such as ponds, and standing water in homes. 69% of all drownings among children age 4 and younger happen during non-swim times.

pool safety tips biggest drowning threat is a swimming poolLayers of Protection Are The Solution:

  • A pool safety fence, isolating the pool from the home and all access points.
  • High locks and alarms on all doors and windows with pool access.
  • Alarms both in the pool and worn on the child.
  • Water survival training as soon as the child is crawling.
  • And finally, CPR and rescue training

Also, remember to:

  • Check local city and town rules and regulations to understand local safety requirements
  • Use non-slip materials near your pool and on pool steps
  • Always make sure handrails are installed correctly and that there are exit paths via ladders
  • Always check with a professional before installing a diving board to make sure it’s safe
  • A fence of at least 48” in height should be installed to create a pool barrier (use mesh pool fence)
  • Keep furniture, toys and other items away from fencing
  • Secure all exit routes to the house
  • Never take your eyes off of children
  • Rotate who is in charge of supervising children every 15 minutes to avoid fatigue. Drowning happens quickly and silently.
  • Teach children ISR and how to float early on
  • Never leave children unattended
  • Keep pool safety and life saving devices near the pool
  • For above ground pools, prevent access to children by taking extra measures via pool fences, etc.
  • Regularly check your backyard looking for safety hazards
  • Remember, pets can drown too – we love them, so keep them safe with a pet fence

Contact Life Saver Pool Fence of Upstate NY for a free safety evaluation. Call Jon at 518-421-4969 or contact us here.

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