Summer brings the same great memories: lazy days, BBQ’s, cool treats, and endless pool time. Here are some tips to keep your pool days safe and fun.
Build a Pool Fence
Here are the Arizona state guidelines for a pool fence: If you have children under six years old, and you have a pool at home with 18 inches or more water depth and over eight ft. wide, you need to enclose the area with a barrier fence. Above ground and in-ground pools must be surrounded by a five foot fence. All pool fence companies throughout the state can build a safe fence in compliance with state regulations.
It may not be the summer camp your kiddos were dreaming about, but it’s the summer camp they need! Enroll your kids in swim safety classes and consider yearly safety ‘refresher’ courses. The more kids feel comfortable around water, the better you will feel about pool time!
Taking all the precautions could make all the difference. Store your pool chemicals in a safe, locked place. Inspect your drain covers and ensure they are secured and working properly. Ensure all tubes, pool noodles and floats are put away and off the pool deck to avoid slips and trips!
Whether it’s just the adults or the whole family, getting CPR certified is always a good idea. And no, watching that scene from The Office isn’t considered CPR certified! Classes can be done in person or online through the Red Cross and several other reputable companies.
Set Rules and Expectations
Rules may not be their idea of summer vacation, but it could make a world of difference. Set rules in place like no running on the pool deck, no dunking other swimmers, and no diving in the shallow end. And let your kiddos know that an adult must be around during pool time.
Now get out there and enjoy that backyard oasis – and don’t forget the SPF!