Tips for Water Safety

July 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

With the weather warming up, many families are visiting pools and lakes to cool off. Remember these tips to stay safe:

  • Ensure any pool or spa you use has compliant drain covers.
  • Avoid entrapment by keeping children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings.
  • Learn CPR.
  • Have life-saving equipment such as life rings, floats or a reaching pole available and easily assessable.
  • Assign a “water watcher.”
  • If a child goes missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first, including neighbors’ pools and spas.
  • Install at least a 4-foot fence around the perimeter of the pool and spa, including portable pools.
  • Use self-closing and self-latching gates, and ask neighbors to do the same if they have pools or spas.
  • Install and use a gate or pool alarm, especially if your house serves as the fourth side of a fence around a pool.
  • Maintain pool and spa covers in good working order.

Source: PoolSafety.gov

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