Introducing a young child to a swimming pool can be terrifying for parents as there are many hazards and risks involved with swimming. In order to prevent an accident from happening when you are in the pool, here are five pool safety tips for new parents to follow.
1. Never take your eyes off of your child.
While this can seem obvious, it can be tempting to just look away from your children for a second.
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While taking a jump into a swimming pool feels fantastic on a hot summer day, there are many risks involved with having fun in the water. This is especially true for adults who do not know how to swim and children who are just learning. In fact, about one in five people who die from drowning are children younger than 14 years old.
As a parent, you want to be able to protect your child in any way you can.
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We all know that pools can offer a cooling reprieve on a hot summer day. However, if swimmers do not practice safe habits in the pool, this cooling oasis can pose deadly risks. Keep these pool risks in mind before you jump in.
Swimming pools can become breeding grounds for bacteria if their chemical levels are not kept constant. Even still, chlorine can’t zap pool germs right away, so it’s smart to stay out of the pool for a couple hours after you applied the chemicals to ensure it’s as germ-free as possible.
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A dip in your swimming pool or local watering hole shouldn’t be dangerous. In order to prevent any risks that can happen in the water, keep these warning signs in mind before you jump in.
Five signs that a lake or a swimming pool is not safe.
1. It is green
If you are seeing green in your water, chances are it is algae,
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If you’ve ever fantasized about having your own swimming pool, you’ve considered perks like cooling off on a hot day, the aerobic exercise you get from swimming, and the boost in your home’s value. These benefits are obvious. But if you’re still on the fence about whether or not to splurge on a pool, here are some of the less heralded benefits of private swimming pool ownership you may not have thought of.
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We all know that protecting our children — and ourselves!– is incredibly important while swimming. So what better way to learn safety tips than from the life savers themselves, aka lifeguards? No matter if they are watching over water parks, swimming pools, or the beach, these safety experts have seen it all.
So here are some lifeguard-approved safety tips for anyone keeping cool in the water.
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Summer isn’t over just yet. Taking a dip in your swimming pool is a great way to cool off during late summer heat, but as always it is important everyone stays safe and secure while swimming.
Considering the fact that 36% of all children aged 7 to 17 years and 15% of all adults in the U.S. swim at least six times per year, you will want to make sure certain guidelines are met when it comes to pool safety.
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Sadly, summer is almost over. There is plenty of temptation to head back into your swimming pool for one last dip. Even though swimming is a great way to get outside and exercise, there are some dangers of being in the water that are pretty unusual. Here are some unexpected risks of being in the water every swimmer should know.
While you’re reading the list, think about steps you can take over the fall to make your swimming pool safer for all the summers yet to come.
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In Part 2 of our pool safety series we have more tips to keep you healthy and happy while swimming this summer!
You can get sunburns even while underwater
Just because you are in the water does not mean harmful UV rays cannot get to your skin. The water’s reflective surface is especially harmful as it can amplify the sun’s rays back to those boating or floating on the surface.
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There is nothing more refreshing than jumping into your pool on a hot and humid summer day. But it’s just as important to realize that there are some dangers that come with swimming in bodies of water. That’s true during a day at the beach, in the middle of a lake, or even in the comfort of your own backyard.
Read on to learn how to practice common sense pool safety,
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