Don’t spoil your fun at pool side with
carelessness, or forgetfulness by getting hurt. Pools are for fun!
Some highlights to remember….
The Red Cross and other safety organizations recommend moving into
indoor shelters for the duration of a thunderstorm.
Your community may have specific regulations concerning protection
to be installed around your pool. Some require sturdy 6-foot
fencing. This prevents children or pets from using the pool when
there are no adults present to supervise.
Non-Swimmers at the
pool: Unsupervised activity by non-swimmers can turn out
to be dangerous. Don’t be afraid to ask if your guests can swim.
If they can’t, make sure a swimmer is present at all times. Always
keep a "Shepherd’s Crook" and a life ring available for
First aid kit
location: Make certain everyone in your family, and
visitors, know where you keep first aid equipment (band-aids,
iodine, etc.) Keep it handy, in a convenient location. (But, well
away from the reach of small children!)
appliances: Keep them away form the pool, lest they are
knocked into the water. For safety with the use of electrical
appliances, radios, TV’s etc., talk to your pool dealer about a
ground fault interrupter. The interrupter will avoid potential
danger by shutting off power if a sudden power surge occurs at
Private pools don’s require depth markings. It’s a good idea,
anyway, to prevent someone from diving into water too shallow for
Chemical safety tips:
Some chemicals used in swimming pools may be hazardous if used
improperly. Read and follow all directions and cautions listed on
the labels. If there is anything you can’t understand, ask your
pool chemical supplier for help.
- Do not use quantities in excess of the
recommended dosage on the label.
- After super chlorinating , you must wait
until the free residual chlorine is at the level recommended by
the label instructions.
- Keep all chemicals out of the reach of
- Containers should always be kept closed
when not in use.
- Do not use contents of unlabeled
- Never mix chemicals together. Add them to
the pool separately.
- Never add water to chemicals. Always add
chemicals to water.
- Wash out the container when empty, then
dispose of it.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after handling
- Store chemicals in a cool, dry, clean
place. Maintain good housekeeping procedures.
- Use only clean utensils to handle
- Use separate, clean metal or plastic
measuring cups for each chemical.
Family safety habits
at poolside: At the beginning of each season, it’s a
good idea to set certain safety rules at poolside so they can become
habits practiced all season long: walking (not running) near pool,
eating and drinking away from the water, keeping glass containers
outside the pool area, using the diving board and slide properly,
making sure electrical items and water toys are used carefully.
These are but a few of the
safety rules you must consider.