It is swimming season once again, and in preparation you have got the pool cleaner out already, the drinks in the fridge and the hunt is on for that elusive ‘just perfect swim suit’!
There is nothing more pleasurable and fun then kicking back in your fame pool with your family and friends. The fun you can have is just unlimited, but there is a serious side to swimming that means that you have to be prepared and vigilant in case anything goes wrong. There are several different aspects you must take into account in terms of pool’s safety, and below are some vital tips to ensure you are well aware and prepared for swimming this summer in Brisbane Australia.
Prevention is Certainly Better Than Cure
The best approach to encourage your pool’s safety is to prevent your kids from being able to access the pool without an adult presence. You can do this by installing child-proof locks and high fences. Many tragedies have occurred through the kids being unable to resist the lure of the pool and jump into the deep side of the pool beyond their swimming capabilities. It is a rule associated with owning a backyard pool that you must have an adequate fencing, but instead of just getting the minimum requirements, ensure your fencing takes into account the facts the kids may attempt to make an access and you should be coming up with as big obstacle as possible. You can buy these pool covers here
Accidents can happen around your pool, and having a first aid kit handy to see the injuries, bog or small, is a great idea. Try implementing a specific standard of behavior around the pool such as no glass, no running and no diving – as most of the accidents happen when people think that they can dive into the pool that is not deep enough and end up with concussions, broken noses, or in extreme scenarios, can snap their spinal cord or damage their neck.
Keep The Creepy Crawlies Out Of The Pool
It is great to invest in a pool-cleaning ‘creepy crawly’ that makes its way across the bottom of the pool and vacuums all the dirt automatically, but this is certainly not the only kind of creepy crawl you want to have in your pool. In Australia, insects and bugs are not just annoying, they can be deadly too, so it is imperative that you keep your pool big-free and ensure regular checks if there are any hiding places such as the pool pump or around the pool sides to ensure that no one gets a nasty bite from these crawlers!
Erika Somogyi copyright 2017