Swimming Pool Safety

The temperatures are rising and that means it’s time to open the pool and cool off. However, please take a moment to think about safety. According to poolsafety.gov, there were 14 child drowning deaths in the state of Georgia in 2016. That was the 5th highest number in the nation that year, and it’s 14 too many.

Here are some tips for pool safety:

  • First, children should learn to swim. Many organizations offer lessons for free or a small fee. However, it should never be assumed that swimming lessons are enough to ensure safety.
  • Whenever children are in or around water, there should always be an adult designated as a Water Watcher. This person’s one job is to keep their undivided attention on the kids. You can order or download a free Water Watcher card from the materials page of PoolSafely.gov.
  • Adults should also learn CPR, which can greatly increase a drowning victim’s survival chances. CPR courses are short, informative, and can be found in many communities. To find a course closest to you, visit American Red CrossAmerican Heart Association or care.com.
  • To make the official commitment to water safety, be sure to take the Pool Safely Pledge.

Please stay cool out there, but keep in mind that children’s safety should come first. If you’ve added a pool, or are thinking about it, please contact us to make sure you are insured properly.

(tips courtesy of poolsafety.gov

 

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