It is imperative that parents talk to their children about swim safety, in order to avoid potentially fatal drowning accidents. Read the first three facts here:
– Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under six years old.
– Never leave a child out of supervisory eye contact in or near a pool, not even for a second. There is absolutely no substitute for constant adult supervision. If you must leave the pool area, take your child with you.
– Pools and spas are attractive to children, and children must be kept away from them in the absence of adequate supervision. A fence, wall, or natural/artificial barrier should completely enclose your pool or spa.
Pool Safety Tips For Parents Part II
Our Toledo, Ohio child accident lawyers want to stress to parents the importance of summer pool safety. Do your kids know the rules of swimming and pools, even if they are away from home?
Read Part II of our pool safety tips, compliments of Goldfish Swim School:
– All gates or doors leading from the house to the pool area should have a self-closing and self-latching mechanism that protects against unauthorized entry and use (the inside latch should be above the reach of toddlers or young children).
– Check with your local government to learn their specific legal requirements concerning fencing around pools and spas.
– You cannot be too cautious. If your pool, spa, or hot tub is indoors, lock the door to the room or have a cover that locks, to keep out children and other unauthorized users.
– Do not place objects (e.g. chairs or tables) near the pool or spa fence that could allow a youngster to climb over.
Pool Safety Tips For Parents Part III
Does your child know the rules of the pool, even when they are not at home?
Our Toledo, Ohio child injury lawyers want to urge parents to talk to their kids about pool safety, in order to prevent the devastating injuries that cana result from pool accidents.
Read Part III of our Pool Safety tips, compliments of Goldfish Swim School:
– A clear view of the pool or spa from the house should be assured by removing vegetation and other obstacles.
– If you use a pool or spa cover, carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s directions for safe installation, use, and maintenance.
– Always completely remove the cover before using your pool or spa, to avoid the possibility of anyone, especially a small child – being trapped and drowning under the cover.