A Parent’s Guide to Swimming Pool Safety & Hygiene
May 19, 2020
Swimming can be a memorable moment- for both kids and parents. Though it can be challenging is your kids do not have confidence and are not aware of safety measurements. Swimming can be rewarding, once you ensure that your kids have learnt all life skills and are improving. It is important for kids to feel protected and comfortable around the pool.
With the almost 800 deaths due to drowning in pools, as a parent, we understand you want to protect your kid in every possible way and want to rectify the problems related to hygiene and others to keep your child guarded.
So, if you are looking for pool safety supervision policies, for maximizing safety, it needs to be watched carefully.
Things parents should consider before letting their kids swim
Just don’t assume that if a child can swim doesn’t mean he can’t drown. While swimming, children can get tired, snagged, or disoriented, even well trained strong swimmers can also be caught into trouble. Make sure that during swimming your kids wear lifejackets all the time for boating and any other water sports.
Though drowning prevention tips vary with age, infants can be at the highest risk. Look at the below points to keep them safe while swimming.
Never leave your youngs alone in the pool. Do not be relieved just by using swimming rings, as sometimes swimmings rings are also not able to keep your child from drowning.
Use pool covers and net to around the pool to keep your kids away when you or any adult is no way around.
If you have a preschooler, you need to take extra precaution as they can slip into the pool even without making a sound.
Keep your kids away from pool drains, pipes and any other openings to avoid entrapments.
Educate your children about all the necessary safety tips.
Make all of your family members knowledgeable of the safety guidance.
Get some time to teach your kids how to swim.
Learn the basic life-saving tricks to assist in any pool emergency.
Hygiene guidelines to keep your pool safe and clean
Although disinfectants and Chlorine help in keeping your pool free from germs which are found in recreational water, it doesn’t mean it always works instantly. Despite using all disinfect and chemicals, people become sick with recreational water illnesses (RWIs).
Check if your pool is a breeding ground for bacteria.
Swimming pools, mostly in summers, stay surrounded by your friends and families, which can definitely worry you about hygiene. Though Chlorine in the pool water and other chemicals prevent the growth of any bugs, maintaining the pool with a certain level of hygiene is paramount. Ensure that the kids are taking a shower after swimming, as it is just not rinsing off the water, it rinses the extra oil and elements which stick with the body. Also, kids can put a waterproof hippen beneath their swimsuit along with a swim cap to avoid any accidents. Your little one can also use a pair of swimming goggles to protect their eyes from any chemicals and Chlorine.
(Chlorine and chlorine compounds can create harmful products by mixing with other agents. Make sure to keep your kids away from this to avoid any unfortunate happenings).
Regularly check for the smell of the Chlorine, as if it is smelling you may have access to an amount of it, which needs to be balanced.
If you have an indoor swimming pool, make sure that it has proper ventilation and can recirculate air rather than replace it with fresh air.
Make your kids understand that spitting or peeing in the pool is just not gross, but also can create DBPs, also do not let them swallow the pool water.
UV irradiation with supplemental chlorination, as considered as a safest and combined treatment for disinfecting your pool. Schedule this pool treatment on your pool maintenance.