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How to: Practice Pool Safety

We used to have an above ground pool, but now my Mother has an in-ground one and it worries me continuously.  Thomas is not a strong swimmer… Each year, thousands of children die from drowning. Many drowning deaths occur in residential swimming pools. That is why it is important that we not only understand the importance of pool safety, but also understand how to implement it.

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Unfortunately, when it comes to pool safety, there are many adults who are misinformed. Many of these adults believe that as long as their pools are equipment with safety equipment and devices, their children are safe. You are advised not to believe this common misconception. Doing so may be the greatest mistake of your life. Instead of relying solely on pool safety equipment and other accessories, you are advised to use your common sense. When combined together, you may be providing your child with the best available protection.  I cringe when my boys come home and tell me they were swimming at so-and-so’s house and XYZ dunked them under or were rough-housing or whatever and I ask what the parents said.  When they respond with, “They weren’t out there,” I have to make the not-too-hard decision to not allow them to swim over there again!  Strong swimmers or not,  one rogue yawn and it could be extremely bad!  One too deep dive, one too hard rough-house.  No!  EVERYONE should always have supervision when in a pool!

If you are looking for pool accessories, that can help to assist you in pool safety, you may want to consider purchasing:

Most of these popular accessories can also be considered lifesaving devices. While life-jackets are most commonly used with boating, you can also purchase smaller life-jackets that are ideal for swimming pools. For infants, a baby float is a great way to enjoy the water. With leg holes and squared shapes, for stability, baby floats will help to keep any lightweight child above water. Arm floaties are ideal for children of all ages. Once inflated, they slip onto a child’s arm. Like all other lifesaving devices, arm floaties help a child stay afloat.

As nice as it is to practice safe swimming, pools were also designed with fun in mind. In most pool supply stores or traditional retail stores, including both on and offline retailers, you should be able to find a large selection of pool toys How to:  Practice Pool Safety. Pool toys can include items that are as cheap as a dollar, such as swim rings, beach balls, and other small toys. However, swim toys can also include expensive purchases, such as basketball hoops and volleyball nets. If your children are playing a water game, it is advised that you keep a close eye on them. When it comes to sports, there are many children, teens, and adults who become competitive. This competitiveness may be dangerous or deadly in a swimming pool.

The above mentioned pool items are just a few of the many things that you should be concerned about. Pool safety does not just involve keeping an eye on your young swimmers, but it also means making sure that their pool toys and accessories are in the proper working order.

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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.

Comments

  1. We have a pool membership, and while my ‘big kids’ can swim, my toddler has no fear and would jump right in the big pool in a minute. She wants to be doing what everyone else is.

    When I’m at the pool, I’m hyperfocused on her. I can’t take my eyes off her for a minute.

    Thanks for linking this resource up to The Thoughtful Spot! Always so good to see you drop by!
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