Safety is always our #1 concern.
There are a number of simple ways to improve pool and swimming safety:
Never swim alone.
Be sure all gates are in good working order and locked when not in use.
Have a land line phone at pool side.
Have safety equipment readily available.
Teach and enforce safety rules.
Learn proper swimming and diving techniques.
If having a large pool party, consider hiring a lifeguard.
Be sure that all main drain grates are in place and secure to prevent entrapment.
Skimmer lids should be in place to prevent injury.
Never allow children to play with main drains, skimmer openings or returns.
Table Talk: Summer Safety