Owning a pool can be extremely beneficial for health and morale. They are a great means to exercise, relax, and have fun with. However, everyone family, especially those with young children, should be aware of and practice pool safety. “Aside from securing the pool properly with gates and possibly surface alarms, the following are some pool safety basics that all pool owners should be aware,” says the owner of Pool Troopers, a Houston pool service company.
It is important to always keep a watchful eye for trouble when anyone is in the pool. This is especially true for younger children. Each family member should be aware of proper safety protocols regarding pools, such as no running near the pool or going near opening and drains. Children and teenagers should know to avoid entrapments and to not play near them. A phone should be kept nearby in case of emergencies, the quicker the paramedics are called the better chances a submersion victim has to survive. Neighbors, family, and friends should all be aware of proper pool safety, and any guest should be briefed as well. The most important aspect of being attentive is that should a child go missing, the pool should always be the first place checked as time is very critical. At Pool Troopers, we take pool safety very seriously and support our Sugar Land pool owners.
Families that own a pool should all make sure that everyone knows how to swim and how to perform basic CPR for children and adults. It is also important that yearly refreshers for CPR be taken by everyone. The classes do not take more than a day and can be a vital lifelong and life saving ability to have. It is also important that each member know what they can do in a pool related emergency so that they can help without getting themselves hurt as well. For example, a younger family member couldn’t help pull someone from the pool, but they could call for help and retrieve a pool-based first aid kit.