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Rules In Swimming Pool; 12 Safety Guidelines

Swimming Pool Rules For The Utmost Safety

Living in the Lonestar state of Texas and having a pool is great. It provides endless options for fitness, fun and relaxation. But pools can also bring some dangers.

Being mindful of potential dangers can go a long way. Being informed and having a few key rules for your family and any visitors will keep everyone safe and having fun all year long.

Whoever said “rules are for breaking, not following” obviously never owned a swimming pool! While we don’t want to be a downer to your aquatic fun this summer, the statistics for pool accidents are somewhat astounding and, in some cases, completely preventable.

First and foremost, it’s key to list general pools by your pool.

Ensure that each family member knows the rules and can help enforce them with their friends. If you are hosting a party, you may want to make a fun flier for the guests. Not all rules may apply or be necessary for your pool; add or eliminate them to make a custom safety plan. After all, it is your pool, so modify for what works best for you!

But remember you are ultimately responsible for each guest in your pool, so there is nothing wrong with politely enforcing an order.

Here are the essential rules we suggest:

  • No running/horseplay around the pool
  • No diving in the shallow end
  • Shower or rinse off before entering the pool to remove excess dirt
  • If you are not a strong swimmer, you must wear a flotation device
  • Do not use the restroom in the pool (Trust us, it happens!)
  • Children in diapers must use swim diapers. (This will save your filter!)
  • Only approved pool toys may be used
  • No hair barrettes, pins, etc.
  • Never play with emergency flotation devices
  • No swimming without adult supervision

There are a few other rules you may also want to opt for. These are not always essential, but might be important depending on your specific pool. Here are a few others to consider:

No food or beverages by or in the pool. It can be nice to have a drink in your pool, but if you have guests, they may not be as careful or understand the dangers. A ham sandwich can wreak havoc on a swimming pump! Some alcoholic beverages, when mixed with pool chemicals, can cause burns. We will let you imagine what happens when a glass gets broken in or around the pool… that is a safety hazard for everyone!

No pets allowed. Certain types of pools should not have dogs/pets in them. While it is adorable for your pup to jump in the pool and fetch a ball, its nails can easily tear a liner, not to mention the hair that can clog up the filter. Instead of encouraging them to be in the pool, kick it poolside on a blanket with them! If your pup insists on swimming, purchase a plastic kiddie pool and put it beside the pool for your furry pal to lounge in.

Now that you have the rules down, you’re ready for the pool! With a few rules, you and your friends can enjoy your pool this season and for years to come!

Are you ready to start setting the rules by your backyard pool? Obviously, you need a swimming pool first to make this happen. Contact Precision Pools & Spas today to discuss your dream pool.

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