Pool Safety For Children

Pool Safety For Children

In 2013, Florida had the highest rate in the nation) of unintentional drownings of children under the age of 5. How can that happen, you wonder. But it does, and in only a moment or two.

Firstly,  Number One Rule: Never leave children alone in the pool. Reading a book can cause you to miss things happening right in front of you. Texting or talking on your phone or tablet can be a major distraction – you might as well not be there.

Pool Safety For Children. How to prevent a disaster.

  • Never leave a child alone.
  • Teach children to swim and teach them water safety early.
  • Keep them away from pool drains or openings to prevent entanglement.
  • Learn CPR for children and adults.
  • Look in the pool first if a child is missing.
  • Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.
  • Install a 4 foot or higher safety fence with self-locking gates and alarms.
  • consider a surface wave or underwater alarm.

Pool Safety For ChildrenSecond, teaching kids pool safety is also important. There are games  that teach them the importance of water safety here.

Splish and Splash have 3 games that teach important lessons. There are also brochures, posters and flyers at Water Proof FL.

Something everyone should do:

Another key point, teach visitors, guests, and neighbors pool safety too.  Pool safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Pool safety tips brought to you by:

Toni Weidman, GRI
Sailwinds Realty

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Pool Safety For Children

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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 25 years. Craig & I run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour for animal rescues. And a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity. Craig and I run Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.