May is National Pool Safety Month, but the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas know that every month that you’re a pool owner is a time to be cognizant of the safety of your swimming pool and of the people who use it.
In addition to working with pool owners to have a clean swimming pool, equipment that is in top operating condition and that incorporates the latest and most advanced technologies, we talk with our customers about how to make their swimming pool the “safest room in the house.”
May is National Pool Safety Month
There are more than 3,000 emergency room visits, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Many of these swimming pool accidents and accidental drownings can be prevented. The National Water Safety Month movement educates the public about the importance of safety guidelines and encourages safe swimming habits.
Any time you’re in the swimming pool, safety needs to be front of mind — even during a relaxing swim time with friends and family and especially when you’re having a pool party. The pool should be a place where it’s fun and a no danger zone and to make that happen, everyone who is in the pool needs to help be responsible for others.
There should be rules of the pool that include:
- No swimming if you’ve been drinking alcohol
- No swimming alone — for anyone — adults, included.
- No using the diving board when there are a lot of people in the pool
- When an adult isn’t present, no one can use the pool.
- The pool cover should be on when the pool isn’t in use.
- The pool gate should lock automatically behind you
- Add in other pool safety equipment like floating pool alarms.
- Learn CPR
- Teach children to swim and have them wear life vests — not water wings
If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of your pool, give us a call.