Swimming pool safety
With summer and school holidays coming, where the weather is so hot and intense,
the swimming pool becomes one of the most favourite entertainment for the kids. Still, it is a place full of dangers and risks. According to some researches, drowning is one of the main cause of non intentional injuries, more over for children under 5 years old.
We can’t forget that a minor can drown within 3 minutes in only 20 centimetres of water, without his parents noticing the accident.
Therefore, we always need to prevent potential accidents within swimming pools supervising the children by adults and adding protection elements (for example barriers, anti-slip tapes for damp areas, fences, gates…) and taking the necessary precautions to be able to enjoy the pool with the major security:
- We can’t leave toys in the water to avoid children throwing themselves to pick them up.
- Digestion hours need to be respected.
- We need to teach and remind the kids that entrance to pools needs to be done slowly to avoid possible thermal shock.
- To play with care around the pool to avoid slips, tumbles or blows.
- An adult should actively watch children at all times while they are in a pool.
- Children need to learn to swim to avoid dangers. In the meantime they have to wear safety elements to help them to floating (arm bands, swim rings…)
- No diving in a pool that is not deep enough.
- In case of noticing a child in difficulty, you have to ask for help quickly.
- If the pool is fences or covered, it should not be opened without permission.
Those recommendations are safety advices that children need to learn to be able to enjoy playing in the swimming pools in total security.