Swimming is not only fun, it is terrific excercise. In addition, a pool can set the scene for hours of quality family time, as well as playtime with friends. However, having a pool is also a huge responsibility.

If you have a pool, or use one at the clubhouse, you have a responsibility to safeguard it. There is no substitute for vigilant supervision. But there are additional steps you can and should take — including these:

Always have an adult nearby. Even if you’re a great swimmer, you never know when you might need help.

Pool Safety Tips for Kids

Set a good example so younger kids know how to behave. The pool is only safe when EVERYONE follows the rules.

Tell an adult if there’s a problem. You don’t want to get hurt, so let an adult take care of it.

Check the water depth. You don’t want to get hurt diving into water that’s too shallow.

Always wear sunscreen. Without it, you could end up with painful sunburn, which can lead to other health problems.

No running! You could slip or trip — hurting not just yourself, but someone else as well.

Put toys away. People might trip over them and hurt themselves. No one wants that!

Barricade the pool completely. Experts recommend a fence of at least four feet tall, with slats close enough together that kids can't squeeze between them. Make sure there are no handholds or footholds for agile climbers.


The Beach Company strives to provide swimmers of all levels & parents the best swim equipment & safety products to optimize your time in the water. Adult Supervision has no substitute. 



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