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Home Pool and Hot Tub Child Safety Tips

10 Home Pool & Hot Tub Child Safety Tips If a child is missing, look in the pool area first. In the home, install higher door latches or exit alarms on doors and windows leading to the pool area (54” or greater). A non-climbable pool safety fence should completely surround the pool, be at least four feet tall and include a self-closing, self-latching gate with child-resistant latches. Have a professional inspect your pool to ensure safety equipment is installed correctly, pool lights should be low voltage to eliminate the risk of electrocution and drain covers are safe. Remind children they must ask permission to use the pool and never be in the pool without an adult present. Mark the safe areas around the pool where children are allowed to practice diving. Mark the depth of the pool at regular intervals. Always have a life ring or hook near the pool in a visible place. Maintain constant adult supervision while children are in the pool using the Water Watcher system. Learn CPR and First Aid skills. Have a phone at poolside for emergencies. Teach children water rescue and swimming skills but know these do not take the place of active adult supervision. For more pool safety tips visit Stop Drowning Now.

By |August 4th, 2014|Info, Safety|0 Comments

Summertime Child Safety – Staying Cool in the Pool

Summertime Child Safety: Staying Cool in the Pool Article Posted on ChildSafetyExperts.com By Robert Lockheimer Advanced Certified Professional Childproofer Founder and President, Baby Safe Homes The summer months are a favorite time for most families. Warm weather, BBQs, time off from school and countless family gatherings – summer truly has a lot going for it. Amidst all the fun this time of year brings, it’s even more important to keep pool safety in mind and create layers of protection to keep your family safe. Layers of protection to prevent drowning should include adult supervision, higher door latches or exit alarms, a four-sided pool fence, family safety rules and CPR training to ensure your children’s safety and the next few months remain carefree and fun. Designate Water Watchers Constant adult supervision is always a requirement for pool safety. Children under five years of age or learning to swim should have an adult in the water at all times. Designate an adult to be a water watcher to ensure someone’s eyes are always on the children and the water even if a lifeguard is present. There are often many distractions at pools and drowning is silent, so parental supervision, in addition to the lifeguards, is very important in keeping children safe around water. Water Watchers can be designated by a lanyard or whistle, changed every 15 minutes and should not be reading or using their phone. The lanyard can be handed off to a new person if the designated one needs a break. Make your own Water Watcher Card! For an extra layer of protection, higher door latches or exit alarms can be installed on doors and windows in the home leading to the pool keeping little ones […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Info|0 Comments
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