At Hawaiian Pool Builders we want you to enjoy your swimming pool, and one way is to know and be aware of water safety. May is typically when you start opening your pool for the summer season, and also is why May is National Water Safety Month.

As summer begins to roll in, taking a moment to double-check your swimming pool area for proper safety measures is a must.  

With more and more people having inground swimming pools installed, becoming educated on water safety should be your top priority. Even educating your family and friends is becoming more and more important. There are certain precautions you should check before letting anyone near your swimming pool area, which is why we are providing you with a quick list of check points for swimming pool safety. pool safety

  • Add self-locking gates on all of your fences. If your house makes up one side of the fence make sure the doors and windows that open towards the pool are equipped with safe locks and alarms.
  • Learn how to perform CPR on both children and adults and understand the basics of life saving so you can assist in case of an emergency.
  • Keep a first aid kit handy and post CPR procedures in an easily accessible location.
  • Install a cordless phone nearby the pool area with emergency numbers already programmed into the speed dial.
  • Install and use a lockable cover on your spa.
  • Make sure your swimming pool and spa is equipped with the latest compliant drain covers to avoid small children getting caught.
  • Always make sure there is a designated watcher. If you are having a party, rotate between adults who will carefully watch the pool.
  • Always closely supervise children whenever they are near any body of water.
  • Weak or inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets anytime they’re around water.
  • Always have on hand a ring buoy, life jackets, rope, pole or other object that can be used to help a person in trouble.
  • Be sure to have a first aid kit, phone and emergency contact information by the pool.
    Learn to swim well. Almost two million people of all ages learn to swim each year.

Understanding these few, simple swimming rules will make your summer swimming season relaxed and enjoyable for you, your family and guests.

Category: Pool Safety