A swimming pool can be a fun and entertaining addition to your home; however, pools pose a potential threat to the safety of your family, friends and neighbors. We offer the following precautionary measures to help you safeguard your pool:

General Safety Measures

  • Enclose your swimming pool or yard with a fence that includes self-locking and self-closing gates.
  • Keep all doors that lead to the pool locked at all times.
  • Consider equipping your pool with a flotation alarm that will signal if someone or something accidentally falls in the water.
  • When not in regular use, keep your swimming pool covered.
  • Clearly identify the shallow and deep ends of your swimming pool.
  • Keep toys away from the pool that may entice children and keep all lawn furniture away from the fence to prevent children from climbing over it.
  • Never leave a child unattended around water. Keep your eyes on your child at all times or designate an adult supervisor.
  • Do not rely only on flotation devices and/or swimming lessons to protect children. Proper supervision is always necessary.
  • If possible, always have a telephone near the pool and know your local emergency telephone numbers or 911. Encourage your family to take CPR lessons.
  • Be aware of your local weather conditions and never go swimming during thunderstorms.

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