Dive Safe with Insurance

Take Safety MeasuresPools can always be of so much fun! Due it’s purpose, swimming, playing, relaxing beside after a busy day, splashing water around and seeing your kids be part of this fun are some of the delights specially during summer. Here are a few tips to ensure you can get the most out of your pool.

  • Maintain a secured fencing along with locked entrance and a deck area around the swimming pool to prevent any accidents. This compensates for inadequate supervision.
  • Ensure adequate equipments near the pool to secure one’s life such as rescue hooks, tubes and life preservers.
  • Keep any stored chemicals away from the pool. Read through usage and storage instructions which are recommended by manufacturers.
  • Do not leave a child alone or unattended near the pool or any water covered area.
  • Check for wear and tear signs, usually where pipes, hoses or other items are fixed.
  • For pools above ground, check for deterioration or rust of metals. This can hurt or injure a person.
  • Maintain a clean pool, prepped up seasonally. Keep the water level low and cover the pool in winters.
  • Install pool alarm which is highly audible in order to alert you or the neighbors if some one falls into the pool and is left unattended.
  • The barriers built should be of minimum 4 feet high with out any hand or foot holds which would provoke your child to climb for it.
  • A self-latching and self-closing fence is part of a better planned gate. A child should not easily reach out for the latch.
  • Ladders or steps leading you from ground level to the pool be locked and highly secured. When not used, it is better to remove.
  • A telephone on poolside listing all the emergency numbers in case of need
  • When not used, do not leave behind any toy beside or in the pool. Toys usually attract children.
  • A barrier running on motor can be set over the pool area. These motor driven barriers will automatically close and open providing a high level of safety over the pool. This also stops a child from nearing the water.