Make pool safety a top priority
With summer in full swing, many families spend their days enjoying time by the pool. Whether your pool time is being spent with friends or young children, The Insurance Center would like to share some helpful tips to ensure a safe and healthy summer.
“Since July is one of the hottest months of the year, we recognize that families will be taking full advantage of their pools this summer,” said Robert J. Sammon, President of The Insurance Center. “We just want to make certain that homeowners exercise caution around water and take the necessary steps needed to avoid a potential tragedy.”
Please review the below summer safety tips to safeguard your loved ones:
Provide constant supervision
Children should never be left unattended while swimming. At least one adult should always be watching children while completely free from distractions. With that being said, adults should not swim alone either. Have a friend join you in the water or stay nearby in case of an emergency.
Make sure someone is CPR certified
Have a responsible adult present who is CPR certified. It is also a good idea to have a first aid kit available in the event of an injury resulting from a slip and fall.
Mark pool depths clearly
It is important to mark your pool’s shallow and deep ends in plain sight. Inexperienced swimmers could mistakenly find themselves in over their heads in the deep end of the pool. Remember to always warn visitors to NEVER dive into the shallow end.
Check all pool equipment
Take the time to inspect all pool equipment. All ladders, slides, lights, diving boards and other equipment should be checked to avoid accidents resulting from malfunction. Replace or repair all damaged parts as soon as possible, and do not allow people to swim until all repairs have been made.
Clear toys around the pool
Toys by the pool are fun, however having an excess amount lying around can cause someone to slip and fall on the pool deck. If a toy is not being used remember to clear it away from the edge of the pool.
All pools should be properly secured
Drownings can happen even when the pool is not in use. Remember to always secure the area around your pool with fencing that is high enough so a child cannot climb over. It is also important to make sure that the latch/lock is beyond a child’s reach.
At The Insurance Center, we are committed to helping you protect what matters most. We encourage you to contact us today at 603-542-2551 to learn how we can help you further safeguard your family and business.