If you’re lucky enough to have your very own swimming pool, then it is a great way to strengthen the bond with your family, and in the current climate, is a great way to entertain the kids at home, during the current pandemic. Being able to jump into your own swimming pool and have a swim, any time of the day or night, is a fantastic feeling, and there is no better feeling after a hard week’s work, than diving into a cool, refreshing swimming pool. As the owner of the pool, however, it is important that you ensure that it is safe to use for you and your family members, and in order to get this peace of mind, you need to get your swimming pool certified.
Thankfully, you can find accredited swimming pool certifiers, who will gladly come to your home, and advise you on what is required to meet the local safety codes. Once you perform the necessary changes, you will receive your certification, but there are still more safety tips that you might benefit from, and here are just a few of those.
- Never let kids swim alone – Children should be supervised at all times, and if there isn’t an adult who can supervise them, then you shouldn’t allow them to play in or around the swimming pool. To combat this, it is generally a good idea to install a pool fence, and a gate that can be locked, to keep the children out, when an adult is not there. This is a worthwhile investment, and it will provide you with essential peace of mind, when you’re not at home.
- Learn CPR – Hopefully, this is not a skill that you will ever need, but it’s always good to know that you can turn to it, in your time of need. If there is an incident in or around your pool, CPR can save a life. Many children and adults across Australia, drown each year, who could have been saved, if bystanders had learned this simple, yet effective procedure.
- Flotation devices & first aid kits – These are two essential items that every swimming pool should have, and if anyone gets into difficulty, these can be easily thrown to them, to help them stay afloat. Having a first aid kit close to a swimming pool is essential for cuts or bruises, that could occur in and around a swimming pool.
Swimming pools are a lot of fun, but you still need to have your wits about you, and an adult should always be supervising children, when they play in and around the pool. Taking these simple steps, may help to save a life.