What is the best way to prevent drowning when in the pool? Is it learning how to swim? Believe it or not, even swimmers can suffer from drowning because of neglect of the pool safety rules. And most of the victims are the children from 1 year to teens.
According to the Infographic: Home pool and spa safety steps, the different pools affect the death tolls of children. The kinds of pools are in-ground, above ground, and portable. Whatever the kind of pool you have at home, you should install safety systems.
• Water Safety Measures – The water in the pool needs to have safety measures. To maintain the cleanliness and clarity of the water, regular cleaning and proper maintenance need to be done. The chemical levels need checking, as well as the filtration system to see if it is properly working.
• Barriers or Fence – This is used to prevent children from going to the home pools. The Infographic even suggests that the fence be at least 4 feet high.
• Alarms – These are important in notifying parents if children try to go for a swim. It is placed on the gate, door, or windows going to the pool.
• Safety covers placed on top of the pool – Making sure that the cover works properly, with no tear, will help in preventing children from swimming without permission.
Other systems or measures help prevent accidents or injuries, especially drowning. You should not neglect all the information presented in the Infographic as it will surely save your child’s life, whether in your home pool or in others.
Still think your pool is safe? It will be, once pool safety measures and precautions are followed and shared with everyone in the family. Letting your child know the following safety steps will also help him be careful and alert when in the pool.