Home owners don’t want to think about an emergency situation happening at their residence, much less in their swimming pool. The frightening truth is that a drowning or other emergency event can happen as fast as a blink of an eye. Being prepared in case one such emergency does prevent itself will make sure that you and your guests are better equipped to handle a potentially life threatening situation.
Emergency Pool Equipment
Every pool should have on hand essential emergency pool equipment to increase the chances of a drowning or near drowning victim’s survival. This includes having a life saver and safety life hook easily accessible in the pool area. Most people will never use them, but the consequences of not having them are far more costly than the purchase of this equipment. Both can be purchased from your local pool store and together should cost around $50.
Pool Safety Knowledge
Teaching children to dial 911 in case of an emergency only works if they know how to access the nearest phone, which is often a cell phone. In addition to teaching them how to dial this life saving number teaching children how to access the emergency line on a cell phone, even without an unlock code, can help to ensure emergency services arrive quickly. It is also a good idea to have everyone living in a home with a pool learn CPR and take at least a basic first aid course. Getting certified is just another level of safety.
These two basic pool essentials can help to create a life-saving environment should something bad happen at your swimming pool. Follow our blogs and social media pages for more swimming pool safety tips and keep it safe all year round.