Aussies love spending time at their pools, especially during those lazy, hot summer days. But with the great fun that comes with having a pool also comes great responsibility to ensure that the pool is safe for those who use it, especially children.
Pool safety is essential, and it's important to make sure the children in your care understand the rules of the pool, and the inherent dangers that come with swimming. Whether you have a modular pool
or in-ground pool, this blog will discuss important pool safety tips for parents. Keeping your children safe in and around the pool is paramount, and will ensure a fun and stress-free environment for everyone. Let's jump in and take a look at how to keep your pool safe for your kids!
- Closely supervise children when they are in or near the pool.
- Make sure the pool is equipped with the appropriate safety features such as a pool cover, ladder, and non-skid surfaces.
- Teach children basic water safety skills such as floating, treading water, and how to properly get out of the pool.
- Use equipment such as life jackets, flotation devices and other personal flotation devices as appropriate.
- Enforce/Educate rules such as no running, no diving in shallow water, and no pushing.
- Keep rescue equipment nearby such as a shepherd's hook or life preserver.
- Ensure that there are proper barriers, such as fences. If you have a fence around your pool ensure it meets the following requirements:
- The pool fence should be at least 1200mm high (from the ground level).
- The gap from the bottom of the fence to the ground is no more than 100mm.
- The gap between the vertical bars in the fence should not exceed 100mm.
Many parents feel that modular pools are safer than in-ground pools, since they are enclosed and can be emptied easily if needed. This makes them a better choice for families with children.
With over 40 years in providing Aussies with true Summer fun In the comfort of their own backyards, Stern’s Backyard offers a variety of modular pool options to suit any backyard and budget.