Pool Safety Tips

Try out these pool safety tips this summer.

There’s nothing better than taking a refreshing dip in the pool when the heat of summer is in full swing.  However, while playing in the pool is certainly fun, it’s important to remember that there are also some safety concerns associated with pools.  If you want to keep your loved ones safe, then make sure you keep these pool safety tips in mind this summer.

Protective Barriers

If you have a pool in your backyard, then it’s important that you have it completely surrounded by a protective barrier.  Pool safety experts generally recommend installing a 4 to 5-foot safety fence around the perimeter of your pool to prevent pets or young children from wandering into the water unsupervised.  For added security, your protective barrier should also feature a self-closing, self-latching gate to ensure that children and pets do not sneak inside the barrier without your notice.

Supervision

Children should never be allowed to swim without adult supervision.  Young children should only enter the water when equipped with the proper floatation safety equipment.  Additionally, you should keep young, inexperienced swimmers within arm’s reach at all times.  You can monitor older swimmers from dry land, just be ready to dive in if an emergency situation arises.

Water Chemistry

Finally, it’s important to make sure that the chemicals in your pool water are at safe levels before allowing people to swim.  Before you swim, make sure you take measurements of your pool water to ensure that the chemical levels are all balanced.  If you need to add chemicals, then make sure you allow at least two hours for the water too settle before taking your measurements again.  Even if your readings indicate that the water is safe, you should not allow people to swim if your pool water appears cloudy or discolored.  If you are having trouble maintaining the chemical balance of your pool, then contact a local pool expert for assistance.

Try out these pool safety tips to keep all your loved ones safe this summer.  Are you looking for assistance with your small business insurance this season?  Then don’t hesitate to turn to the professionals at PMC Insurance Group.   Contact us today to learn more about getting competitive coverage for your small business clients.