Swimming Pool Safety
Updated: Nov 21, 2022
Portable pools Kids love water, so setting up a small backyard pool is a favorite summertime activity. The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these tips to keep your children safe around water:
Empty and put away smaller portable pools after every use.
Once the pool is set up, keep close so you provide constant supervision. A tragedy can happen in just moments.
Fence portable pools and encourage your neighbors with pools to do the same.
Cover larger portable pools and put access ladders away when adults are not present (make sure they are fenced in, also).
Install alarms on doors leading from the house to the pool area to alert you when someone enters the pool area.
Teach children to swim, float and other basic life-saving skills; however, do not consider them “drown-proof” because they have had swimming lessons.
Make sure your neighbors, babysitters and visitors know about the pool’s presence in your yard.
Learn and practice CPR so you can help in an emergency.