Simple Water Safety Steps that Can Save Lives

Pool season is on the horizon and adding an extra safety step around the water can make all the difference. Follow along with these safety tips to enjoy a fun, safe summer! 

Stay Close, Be Alert and Watch

  • Always watch children and never leave them unattended
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings
  • Have a charged phone close by at all times
  • If a child is missing, check the pool first
  • Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors

Learn and Practice Water Safety Skills

  • Learn to swim and make sure kids do too
  • Know how to perform CPR on children and adults
  • Understand the basics of life saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency

Have the Appropriate Equipment

  • Install a fence of at least four feet in height around the
  • perimeter of the pool or spa
  • Use self-closing and self-latching gates
  • Ensure all pools and spas have compliant drain covers
  • Install an alarm on the door leading from the house to the pool
  • Keep pool and spa covers in working order
  • Have life-saving equipment such as life rings or reaching poles available for use