As most of us very well know, drowning is to blame for nearly 25-30% of child deaths in the summertime with drowning in privately owned pools being one of the primary causes of death among teenagers in the summertime as well. With that said, the folks here at Metroplex H20 Solutions want to encourage all our valued clients to develop home swimming pool safety protocols and to incorporate practical pool safety measures to protect all your family and friends.
Statistics have proven that for every drowning occurrence here in the United States, there are approximately 10 near drowning incidents that occur resulting in very serious permanent mental and physical injuries. In addition, these same statistics reveal that almost 75% of all drowning incidents have occurred as a result of inadequate child supervision. These numbers surely confirm that the best means of protecting your children from a pool or swimming accident is simple adult supervision.
One of the most effective ways of keeping kids and even elderly family members safe is to invest in a swimming pool security cover. Most pool owners opt to purchase a pool cover for the purpose of keeping the water in their pool heated or to protect their pools from all sorts of flyaway debris. However, many pool owners are unaware of the fact that specialized pool covers can actually protect your children and other family members from drowning and provide added pool safety measures. Automatic pool covers are, by far, the very best in the industry since they are attached to two durable tracks that are constructed to run parallel on both sides of your pool making them remarkably easy to use, reliable, effective and, of course, safe. Installing an automatic pool cover is a means of providing pool safety for all your family members and friends during the long, hot summer months.
There are many security measures that pool owners should take in their efforts to keep children, elderly family members and all other swimmers safe. First and foremost, children should always be supervised when swimming anywhere, including your family pool. This is not only an easy security measure to take but indeed a very practical and crucial swimming security measure as well. Secondly, make certain that any back gates or swimming fence doors are properly secured at all times so as to keep young children from gaining access to your pool area. Finally, the experts here at Metroplex H20 solutions believe that eliminating any unnecessary rough housing or running near your pool will contribute greatly to the safety of your children and other swimmers as well.
We thought it useful to provide our valued clients with a pool safety checklist that they should incorporate into their typical summertime pool activities to ensure that anyone and everyone is properly prepared and equipped for any type of pool emergency. This above ground or in ground pool safety checklist includes:
- A rescue pole with blunted ends that measures about 12 feet long;
- A first aid kit
- A specialized kit for cleaning up any blood that is spilled
- A throwing rope for rescue
- A flat spine board
- Easy access to a phone, and
- A posted sign that has emergency 911 instructions as well as your home address posted on it so whenever contact need be made to emergency services the caller will have the address easily accessible.
Summertime is here and all of us here at Metroplex H20 Solutions want you and your family to enjoy a happy and safe summer season. And don’t forget, if you haven’t the time to maintain and care for your family pool, then reach out to our qualified pool technicians for a pool maintenance package that is best suited to your needs. Take a peek at our website to learn more about our top of the line pool services and packages and give a shout out to our team today! We always look forward to serving you and your family with all your above ground or in ground pool needs.