What’s better than spending those hot Atlanta summer days by your backyard pool? A pool is a great way to entertain kids all day with supervision. In addition to adult presence, here are some tips to keep your family safe out by the pool.
Teach Kids to Swim
Your kids should have a basic knowledge of how to stay safe in the water, no matter their age. Even if they are very young, they can learn that flipping on their back will make them float and to blow bubbles out their nose while under water.
If they are old enough, they should know at least basic swimming skills and know not to go to parts of the pool where they can’t touch the bottom or reach the side easily. Swimming skills, however, shouldn’t be a substitute for adult supervision for young children. Adults should also learn CPR, as it will give you peace of mind if an emergency were to arise.
Keep Pool Locked
The pool should be inside a gated area, if possible, with a lock on it to prevent your kids as well as neighborhood kids from entering without an adult. In addition to a lock for the pool area, keep the water covered with a removable cover when not in use. Consider installing an alarm that will alert you if anyone enters the pool area.
Keep Pool Well Maintained
Fix any broken drains or filters right away to keep the water clear and clean. Teach your children to stay away from drains or any other opening in or around the pool.
As a pool company, we know it’s important to talk to your kids about pool safety before you enjoy the water together. Pool accidents are completely preventable if you use common sense and follow these safety tips. Set rules together with your family and make sure to enforce them! Once everyone knows the safety rules, have fun in your pool!
We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!
We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”