Pool Rules, Resources and Useful Links: Pool Fencing
In addition to having a Pool Guard swimming pool fence installed, here are some rules to help prevent accidents and drownings. These rules will ensure everyone has a safe, fun time at the pool and provide a worry free pool environment.
- Always have adult supervision
- Keep a portable telephone near the pool
- At least one adult family member should know CPR
- Never swim when there is lightning or thunder
- Do not allow running on the edge of the pool
- Keep large floating toys out of the pool – they block the view
- Keep deck areas free of clutter
- Teach all children to swim as early as possible
- Never allow young children to dive into a pool
- Install pool lights for night vision
- Have a clear view of the pool from inside your home
- Remove automatic vacuums from the pool before swimming
- Keep pool chemicals locked away
- Never allow extension cords near a pool
- Make sure your babysitters can swim – have them show you
- Always install a Pool Guard safety fence
- Verify your swimming pool fencing is installed properly and pool gates are closed
- ALWAYS keep your pool fencing in place, only remove pool fencing for maintenance
Additional Safety Rules While Visiting Pools to Make it a Fun Experience
People visit their local swimming pools or have one designed into their yard primarily because it serves as a means to relax and have fun. In warm weather climates, the pool is an often visited place. A lot of parties are also organized near the local swimming pool. During visits to these locations, parents are burdened with making sure that their children stay away from the pool area. This burden is reduced by using pool safety fencing around pools because it prevents kids from getting too near the water. The bulk of parent’s time can therefore be spent enjoying the event versus guarding their kids.
Number of Safety Rules to be Followed When VisitingPools
A number of safety rules should be followed when near a pool to ensure that kids and parents do not get into trouble. Swimming pools should always have adult supervision if kids are around. Keep a few items like telephones, water safety jackets, and a long pole in the pool area in case an accident does happen. Children should not be allowed to play or run near the pool edge.There should not be any large floating objects in the pool when kids are present. It is also important to keep chairs located outside of the fence far away from the fence as well as keeping all toys outside the fence. This will reduce the enticement for children to want to get inside the pool fence. One of the best ways to prevent potential problems with kids in pools is to teach them to swim at the earliest possible age or opportunity. Keep your pool well lit at all times. Electrical connections and wires should be kept away from the water and in the event that one is spotted, contact a licensed electrician to handle the problem.
Being Aware is the MostImportant Safety Measure
While pool fences are the best standard for safety in the pool area, following safety rules further ensures that kids will not encounter any problems. Adults need to be aware of these measures and we at Pool Guard of Arizona work to make sure that people in all communities are well versed in pool safety standards. It is yet another contribution to the community that Pool Guard makes in addition to being the pool safety expert.
Swimming Pool Resources
Below are links to laws, regulations and articles we believe will help you know more about pool safety and keeping your children safe.