Pool Safety Tips for Summer

Pool Safety Tips for Summer

Keep your loved ones safe as they play in the pool this summer.

When temperatures are high, there’s nothing more refreshing that cooling off with quick dip in the pool.  While swimming, playing, and relaxing in the pool is certainly fun, it’s important to remember that the pool can actually pose some serious risks to your family.  To stay safe this summer, make sure you keep these pool safety tips in mind.

  • Pool Barriers

If you have a pool in your backyard, then it’s important that you have a fence or another type of barrier blocking it off.  For instance, pool experts recommend that your pool be completely surrounded by a 4 to 5-foot high fence or barrier with a self-closing, self-latching gate.  Having such a safety barrier in place will prevent young children and family pets from accidentally wandering into the water and drowning.

  • Supervision

Children should never be allowed to play in the pool without adult supervision.  Younger children should be followed into the water and should always be kept within arm’s reach.  Older children can be monitored poolside, just be ready to dive in if an emergency arises.  Young, inexperienced swimmers should be equipped with the proper floatation devices just in case.

  • Water Chemistry

Finally, it’s important to make sure that you properly regulate your pool’s chemistry before allowing people to swim.  When adjusting chemical levels make sure you keep a close eye on your measurements before deeming it safe to swim.  You should not allow anyone in the pool anytime the water appears murky or discolored.  Make sure you seek professional help if you are struggling to regulate your pool’s chemistry.

These are some of the pool safety tips you should keep in mind this summer.  Aside from playing in the pool, do you want another fun summer activity?  Then make sure you mark your calendar for the next Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.  In summer of 2019, Simi Valley will come alive with Cajun music and food, zydeco music, blues music, a Mardi Gras parade, zydeco dance lessons, and more!  To learn more about this exciting local event, contact Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival today.