Summer is just around the corner and you’re ready to take the cover off of your pool and go for a swim. However, before you stretch out for a little poolside bliss, make sure you and your family know how to be safe around the water. According to Pool Safety, a first-aid kit, scissors, portable phone, and flotation device are also necessary for the safety of every pool-abiding citizen. Teaching children water safety tips is always a good idea, as are swim lessons and a pool cover when the pool isn’t in use.
Having water safety knowledge is always an excellent strategy. If you’re an adult or a parent, consider learning CPR for emergencies. The Red Cross offers CPR classes so that as many people as possible will know what to do in an emergency situation. Always know where your pool guests are, especially if they’re children. Children should also stay away from pool drains and pipes to minimize the risk of a potential accident. Having a gate or fence around the pool property is also a good way to prevent accidents!
In addition to having safety knowledge and water skills, we recommend that you have the proper security equipment for your pool. Motion detectors that activate a light or alarm are excellent for expelling trespassers or preventing children from getting too close to the pool when you’re not there. Door and gate locks also prevent trespassers, as do video cameras. Each of these safety features are available through NorthStar Home Security and will ensure the continued summertime safety of your family. The only thing better than enjoying a sunny day by the pool is knowing you’ve done everything you can to protect your loved ones.