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10 Water Safety Tips for Homeowners
Dated: July 11 2022
Let's face it, after spending more time at home many homeowners are looking for ways to transform their lovely abode into an oasis. For most, this includes lush amenities such as home gyms, functional office space, and exterior pools. Below we break down the top 10 water safety tips for homeowners with or considering a pool:
A clean pool is key.
Besides the fact that no one will want to swim in it, having a dirty pool can cause sickness and infection.
Ensure that that a barrier exists around the pool.
Having a fence with a self-locking entrance can make the pool more secure. This can also help with making sure a child cannot climb or squeeze through the fence.
Confirm that all parties in the pool know how to swim.
It’s important that anyone who hasn't learned how to swim yet stays away from the pool area & wears a life vest or other safety device. Any guest who is a new swimmers should be accompanied by an individual who is familiar with life-saving skills.
Place life-saving tools in pool area reach.
Having items like throwing rope with rings, reaching pole, rescue hook, and pool noodles are great items to have handy in case of an emergency.
Any toys not being used should be stored away.
Leaving toys floating in the water unattended can cause a deadly temptation for toddlers or small children because they may try to reach for the object in the pool.
Routinely inspect your pool for deferred maintenance and/or repairs.
It’s important to inspect your pool thoroughly for damage that may not be noticeable at the top of the liner. Because the water will distort your view, it’s imperative to inspect from inside the pool and to be sure check for rips in the liner and other damage. For pool above the ground, checking the metal supports for rust and deterioration will keep it running longer.
Keep pool chemicals out of reach.
Keep all chemicals and cleaning supplies away from the pool area and out of reach of children and other guest who may not be familiar with the products.
Children should swim with adults present.
Drowning can occur in less than 2 minutes so leaving a child unattended in the pool can be fatal.
All electronic devices should be kept far from the pool.
Keeping electronics at least 20 feet away from the edge can prevent pool guest from being electrocuted.
Employ alarms and other safety measures when the pool is not in use.
Safety devices need to be installed to prevent anyone from gaining access to your pool without your knowledge.
Are you considering a pool or have one already and not putting the above to use just yet? Adopt some or all of these tips today to prevent water accidents this summer season - pass and share to a friend!
Courtney O., Realtor
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