Safety tips for your Scottsdale, AZ swimming pool

Swimming pool season is in full swing and with schools being out for the summer it’s time to review swimming pool safety. The swimming pool service contractors from SwimRight Pools offer this list of swimming pool safety tips to keep in mind so that your fun around the swimming pool doesn’t have to stop!

We never want to think a swimming accident can happen in our backyards, so keeping these safety rules top of mind all summer long will help keep your family safe:

 

  • Make sure the pool area is fenced and that the fence is locked when no adults are in attendance
  • If you have a dog door in your house you should keep that latched if you’re going away if there is any possibility of your dog going into the backyard and into the swimming pool when no one is home
  • Install safety alarms on the swimming pool. You can buy floating alarms or infrared beam alarms that will sound when the surface of the water has been breached.
  • Make sure the pool is always covered and if you have a hot tub make sure the cover is always latched on that when you’re not using it.
  • Make sure the area around your swimming pool is well lit
  • It’s a good idea to have lighting installed in the pool itself — both on the walls and on the floor — this is a great safety measure
  • Make sure someone in the household knows how to perform CPR and that there are life saving devices in and around the swimming pool at all times
  • Impress upon your children that they are not to take any riding toys on the pool deck and that running on the deck is strictly prohibited.
  • No one is ever allowed to go into the swimming pool alone. That is a rule that your children should learn from the moment they are able to understand what you’re saying to them.
  • If you have a diving board or slide, the rule should always be that no one should use these devices unless the area beneath them is clear. Slides should always be used feet first and there should be no headfirst diving from the board.

Talk with your Scottsdale, Arizona swimming pool service contractor to ask his advice for other swimming pool safety rules that you should implement.