Time for summer! Here are the top 20 pool tips to ensure all your family and friends safety. * A person must learn to swim and always swim with a buddy, never swim alone. * Swim in areas accompanied my a lifeguard. * Be observant and read and obey all pool rules and posted signs. * Children or beginner swimmers should wear a floatation device in and around the water. * Set water safety rules for the entire family based on their swimming abilities. * Become informed of the water environment you are in and its potential hazards. This may include its deep and shallow areas, its currents, etc.. * Check out the local weather conditions and forecasts prior to swimming. * When entering the water, use a feet-first method. * Dive only when the area is clearly marked for diving. * Do not consume alcohol while swimming, diving or boating. * Know how to prevent, recognize, and respond to all emergencies. * Never, never, leave children alone next to a pool. Children are very curious individuals and may fall within a fraction of a second. * Install a phone next the your pool area and post a 9-1-1 sign in clear view. * Learn how to perform CPR on all individuals and post the instructions in clear view for others to refer see and learn as well. * Wear sunscreen. Protecting your skin from UV Rays in very important. * Drink a lot of water even if you dont feel thirsty. This can prevent heat stroke. * Always keep basic life saving devices near the pool, such as a rope, a pole, or a personal flotation device. * Completely remove your pool cover before allowing anybody to enter the pool. * Dont leave pool furniture close to your fence, this would enable a child to climb. * Dont ever run near a pool, the wet ground can cause an individual to slip and fall.
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