Florida Pool Safety Tips


It’s getting hotter and hotter here in sunny Florida and more and more swimming in their backyards. Pools are a wonderful way to cool down in the summertime, but if you have children at home, make sure that you provide a safe environment for them. More children under 5 years old die from drowning in Florida than any other state.

Here are some way that you can keep your little ones safe.

  • Provide your child with swimming lessons from a professional, either one on one or in small groups. Find Pinellas County swim lesson locations near you.
  • Add five layers of pool safety in your home to keep children out of the pool until you take them for a swim. Then get a FREE home safety check.
  • Parents and Caregivers should know how to perform CPR and basic first aid in case of emergency. You can look for classes here.
  • NEVER leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he/she is in or near water. Do not assume that someone else will watch your child because there are multiple adults present.
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapment.
  • Have a cell phone or telephone close by when you or your family is using a pool or spa.
  • Put away pool toys when you’re done using them. Toys left in the pool can attract children and they could fall in while trying to reach for them.
  • Never run around the pool. It can very slippery and you could easily fall in.
  • Teach your kids about Pool Safety. These online games can help them learn about what’s safe and what isn’t around pools and spas.

 

 

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