The summer heat creates a very inviting opportunity to splash around in the backyard pool with your children. But while a fun activity, swimming can also be risky if you don’t take safety precautions. We’ve compiled some safety tips to help you and your family have fun in the summer sun with much less risk.
Children should always have adult supervision when swimming, or even around pools.
If you have small children, install a fence with a self-latching gate around your pool to prevent them from falling in.
Children who cannot swim yet should wear appropriate floatation gear while in and around the pool.
Keep a phone and first aid kit nearby in case someone is injured while swimming.
Be sure to apply sunscreen every hour to prevent sunburn.
Stay hydrated with plenty of fresh water.
Do not allow running or horseplay around the pool area.
Keep the pool and surrounding areas clear of debris to prevent slips and falls.
With a bit of precaution, your backyard swimming pool can provide years of great memories with family and friends. Relaxing by the pool is a fantastic way to relax during summertime.
As the swimming season kicks into gear, be sure to review your home insurance to ensure you have enough liability coverage. In case an incident does occur, this form of insurance helps cover expenses associated with medical bills and potential lawsuits in a really sticky situation.
Need help reviewing your policy? Call HIG – Henrich Insurance Group at (713) 349-0400 for more information on Houston home insurance.