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HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE AROUND THE POOL THIS SUMMER

One of the most typical ways of enjoying the summer is spending time in or by the pool, swimming and enjoying the water and its surroundings.

With their youthful exuberance, it seems that no one enjoys spending time in the swimming pool more than children. Of course, that is a good thing as it can be a source of endless fun and joy. However, there is one major consideration that you have to take into account as your kids spend time in and around the water; their safety. Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time. In addition, they can have lasting effects. Therefore, to avoid any mishaps and prevent injury or harm, here are a few tips on how to ensure your children’s safety around the pool this summer.

Build A Fence

Fencing the pool area is the most straightforward method of implementing swimming pool safety measures. Fences provide a clear boundary that acts as a barrier around the water when it is not in use, especially if you place a lock on all access points. Furthermore, pool fencing is a mandatory addition mandated by Australian legislation.

 It is imperative to keep the gate locked at all times. Moreover, you have to teach your children that only a supervising adult can unlock it. Finally, you must limit their access to only times when they are accompanied by one.

Secure The Environs

The very nature of proper pool care and maintenance requires lots of equipment and chemical products. As a result, they may end up in easily accessible areas where an unsuspecting child may stumble upon them and mistake them for toys. Therefore, you have to perform a careful inspection of the area surrounding the pool to ensure that all tools and chemicals are cleared away and kept in a secure place before allowing your kids to access the space.

Educate Your Children

Life in the water is second nature to most Australians. Hence, it is imperative to educate your children on pool awareness while they are still young. The earlier you begin, the more it becomes ingrained and a part of them as they grow into adulthood.

So, to make certain that your children have adequate water safety and awareness education, you may use teachings aids such as books, songs and even bathtime antics to accompany gently targeted instruction. You may also enrol them in swimming lessons carried out by local aquatic clubs. These venues often teach water safety as well.

Exercise Active Supervision

It may be tempting to encourage your children to jump into the water, then walk away and leave them to their fun. However,  taking this approach is not advisable. Instead, it is crucial to have an adult actively observing the kids at every moment while they are in the water. Only through this can you prevent accidental drownings or other injuries.

Learn First Aid

First aid can save lives in critical moments. Therefore, you should consider taking some or brushing up on your first aid training, primarily paediatric CPR. Your summer enjoyment relies on the confluence of several factors, and at the top of the list is your children’s safety. So please keep these recommendations in mind and follow them diligently to certify that you and your family have a safe yet memorable summer season.


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