Best summer safety tips for water 2020
Pool days are a summer pile, especially this year. Spending time by the water is a pleasure we only enjoy during the warm months. But even though the swimming season can be short, it is important to be vigilant and safe. Drowning and other injuries are common and devastating. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve water safety. Here are our tips to protect you and your family in the water this summer!
Put a fence around your pool
Putting a fence with a self-locking gate is an easy way to prevent someone from accidentally falling in. It also helps to keep your pet safe if they are wandering around outside. Make sure the fence is at least four meters long. When the pool is not in use, be sure to cover it. You may even want to install an alarm to let you know if someone is in the pool when they should not be.
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Always monitor children
If there are children around the water, keep an eye on them. Never let them swim alone. You should also try to stay close if you need to react to a situation. The same goes for pets if you have them. If your kids are young or not strong swimmers, let them have a life vest.
Register children for swimming courses
Before you let your children swim, put them in a swimming course. This helps prevent accidental drowning. Swimming is a skill that must be learned. If some adults in your family do not know how to swim, you may want to consider enrolling them in lessons.
Make sure drain guards are compatible
Having compatible drain guards on pools helps prevent swimmers from getting caught in the drain. No matter where your family swims, make sure there is drainage protection on all drains.
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If you do not already know CPR, take a course and become certified. If an accident occurs and someone stops breathing, CPR can help save a life. Especially for young children, it is important to be prepared, in any case.
If you are planning to go boating, there are some guidelines that you should follow to protect everyone. For more information on how to be safe on a boat, check out this handy article. But first and foremost, make sure everyone on the boat is wearing a life jacket. Taking precautions around water is an easy way to prevent accidents before they occur. If you decide to get a pool at home, let your insurance agent know. A pool can affect your insurance premiums. Failure to report a new pool can have serious consequences. If something happened, you want to make sure that your homeowner's insurance is ready to protect you. We always hope we do not need insurance, but you can not predict accidents. Having homeowners insurance is just a safety net. Have fun in the water this summer!
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