Keeping Children Safe
As a parent, your number one priority is keeping your child safe. This is especially true when they are involved in water activities. An accident can happen at any moment, so it is crucial to supervise your child at a close distance at all times.
Pool Safety Facts As Swimming pools can be entertaining, refreshing and fun for both children and adults. Unfortunately they can also be deadly.
As Swimming pools can be entertaining, refreshing and fun for both children and adults. Unfortunately they can also be deadly.
The facts below are provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Remember to use extreme caution when participating in any type of water recreation – whether you are swimming laps in your backyard, or out boating on a lake.
“As a pool owner, you must remember that you are always fully responsible for any children in your pool at all times. If anything happens to your or any one else’s child, you are liable for any injuries or accidents.” Reminds Brian Belflower, owner and founder of Frisco Pool Cleaning Service Executive Blue Pools.
When at a public pool it is required that a lifeguard be on duty at all times, unless there are signs posted that notify you otherwise. When a lifeguard is on duty, it is still your responsibility to make sure you children are practicing pool safety.
All the same rules apply for river and lake activities. Remember that air filled toys and swimming aids never substitute a life vest or jacket.
In any type of event that a child is near water, make sure they are supervised at all times by a responsible and sober adult. The adult who is responsible for watching any children should have no other distractions such as a book or cell phone. Their full and undivided attention should be focused on the children at all times.