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Here are some key pool safety tips to consider:
1. Install a pool fence: A pool fence or barrier is a critical safety feature for any swimming pool. It should be at least 1200mm high, with no gaps or openings that a child could climb through, and have a self-closing and self-latching gate that opens away from the pool area.
2. Supervise children: Children should always be supervised by an adult when in or around the pool. Even if a child can swim, they may still be at risk of drowning if they are not adequately supervised.
3. Learn CPR: Knowing CPR can save a life in the event of an accident or drowning. Everyone who uses the pool or is responsible for supervising children in or around the pool should learn CPR.
4. Keep the pool area clear: The pool area should be kept clear of any potential tripping hazards or clutter. Furniture, toys, and other objects should be kept away from the pool fence or barrier.
5. Maintain the pool: The pool should be regularly maintained to ensure that the water is clean and safe to swim in. Chemical levels should be checked regularly, and the filtration and circulation systems should be working correctly.
6. Use appropriate pool covers: A pool cover can be an effective way to reduce the risk of drowning, particularly for small children. However, it’s important to use an appropriate pool cover that meets the relevant safety standards.
7. Educate children: Children should be taught basic pool safety rules, such as not running near the pool, not diving in shallow water, and not playing with pool drains or suction fittings.
8. Have rescue equipment nearby: It’s a good idea to have rescue equipment, such as a reaching pole or lifebuoy, nearby the pool in case of an emergency.
9. Never swim alone: It’s always safest to swim with a buddy, so never swim alone.
By following these key pool safety tips, you can help ensure that your swimming pool is a safe and enjoyable place for everyone to use.