Pool Safety & Holiday Time
The Backyard swimming pool has blessed Australians with a haven on hot summer days along with countless memories and healthy recreation for people of all ages. Though swimming pools are great to share with friends and family, provide endless fun, exercise and simply just to relax, they can pose a risk, especially in the holidays or school holidays when you can be a little too relaxed around the pool and prone to be complacent about pool safety.
Jim’s Pool Care recommends these safety precautions to ensure that a fun day in the pool, stays like that.
- Children should be supervised always around the water. If you need to leave the area, even for a moment, take the child with you.
- Your pool or spa should have compliant fencing and childproof locking. Don’t rely on the fence to substitution for supervision.
- Make sure any furniture or other items that might give children the opportunity to climb is not near your pool or spa fence.
- A resuscitation chart should be on your pool fence and take a CPR course so in case of an emergency, you are prepared.
- Familiarise children with water by taking them to swimming lessons or by teaching them yourselves.
- Make sure if your pool is covered to warn pool users against sitting on th blanket or diving/jumping onto the blanket.
- ALWAYS SUPERVISE children
We recommend that all pool owners speak with their local council or state government department about what is required to bring your pool safety up to the current standards.