Summer and pools go hand in hand. On hot days, people enjoy swimming in a cool pool whether it’s in their backyard or in the local community. While swimming and playing in the pool can make for a fun summer activity, it’s also important to stay safe while doing so. Follow these 9 pool safety tips for a fun and safe summer.

  1. Never leave a child unattended in or around the pool or hot tub.
  2. If there are inexperienced swimmers in the pool with you, encourage them to use a life jacket or other flotation device.
  3. Sign your children up for swim lessons. This will make swimming in the pool safer and more fun.
  4. Instruct children to stay away from drains in the pool or hot tub.
  5. Ensure pools you visit, whether in your backyard or in the community, have compliant drain covers.
  6. If you have a backyard swimming pool, install a fence around it and make sure you are compliant with local ordinances or laws. Make sure you use a cover for your hot tub or spa and install a door contact on the pool gate to be notified every time it is opened.
  7. As a pool owner or pool-goer, you should learn CPR. It is a valuable, life-saving skill that you should know.
  8. Maintain your pool or hot tub by keeping the water clean and clear. Ensure the pools chemical levels, circulation, and filtration are properly maintained.
  9. Establish rules for your pool. Enforcing safe behaviors such as no diving, never swimming alone, and walking, not running, around the pool can help significantly.

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