Make a Splash
- June 27, 2017
- Posted by: tlp-seo
- Category: Pool Safety
Staying cool during the summer is easy when you have a pool in your backyard. You simply walk outside and take a dip in the luxurious and fresh water to wash all of your worries away. A pool is a wonderful addition to your home that can bring the family together, but it can also be dangerous to younger children. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children from ages 1 to 14. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when a pool is isolated with a fence the drowning risk is lowered by 83%. This is life-saving! Parents and guardians also play a major role in watching children when they are swimming.
Here are some helpful ways to prevent drowning.
Learning CPR is a life-saving skill that you can take with you for the rest of your life. If you have children or work with children, getting certified and knowing the basics could save someone’s life.
Over the summer you want to keep your children safe and still have fun in the pool. Investing in a pool enclosure is priceless when it comes to saving lives. Installing a fence that encompasses 360 degrees of your pool with a self-closing latch will help prevent children from entering into the pool unsupervised.
Talk to your children and explain the safety rules around the pool. Explain to them that they cannot go swimming in the pool if there is not a parent around. Always keep your eyes on your children when they are swimming or in water because a drowning can happen in the blink of an eye, even when there are adults near. Drowning happens most often when adults are distracted and doing something else that is taking up their attention.
You can start swimming lessons with your child when they are as young as 6 months old. Introducing your baby to water is natural and makes it easier before they get older and start to feel fear. Make every experience with water a fun and enjoyable experience. Get their legs wet and get them enrolled in swimming classes. This will help put your mind at ease when they learn how to float and swim on their own.
At Tripod Aluminum we offer stylish, sturdy protection around your pool. Our aluminum fence company in Melbourne, Florida has the top quality materials. Let us help you keep your children safe around your pool and call us today at 321-729-9695.