Pool safety rules 5 hidden dangers
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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Pool Safety Rules: 5 Hidden DangersPool safety rules are a definite must for anybody who owns a swimming pool today.Theyre not required by law in the same way that a pool safety fence is, but just thesame they work to make it a whole lot easier to keep swimmers safe. A pool safetyrules sign posted in plain view means that you dont have to keep repeating yourself.No Glass in the Pool AreaIf a glass drinking container is dropped on the floor of a home, its a problem but justnot a huge problem. With a broom and dust-pan and perhaps a vacuum cleaner allcan be back to normal in just a few minutes. Outside in the pool area though, abroken glass is a huge problem. Its a much greater problem because the shards aremore difficult to locate and people are walking around barefoot, so no glass allowedin the pool area.Remind Swimmers to Cover Up With SunblockThe more research that goes into the effects of the suns UVA and UVB rays on thehuman body, the more imperative it is that people protect themselves. Young, fairskinned children are at a particularly high risk. So make it one of your pool safetyrules that all your friends and family who swim must first take a little time to cover upwith sunblock. Remind them that the damage done by the suns harmful rays iscumulative, so it lasts a lifetime.How Deep is Your Deep-End?This next one is one of the pool safety rules that you need to follow. It involvespools that are being excavated today with shallow deep-ends to save money, that inturn pose a risk for people coming off of diving boards. So if you havent yet hadyour pool built, do make sure that its deep enough if you plan on having a divingboard installed. Or if your pool is already in place you need to measure how deep itis first if you plan on having a diving board installed.A Rule Banning Unsafe Pool ToysThen another one of the pool safety rules that doesnt get enough mention revolvesaround unsafe pool toys, and the risk that they present swimmers.Common toys that are far more dangerous in the close confines of the swimmingpool, particularly for young children. Take the ordinary football as a fine example. Itsperfectly safe out on the playing field, but once its brought into the pool it effectivelybecomes a missile that can take out a young childs eye.No Roughhousing and Running in the Pool AreaParticularly if you have teenagers in your home or neighborhood, roughhousing andrunning around the pool area is for sure one of the pool safety rules that you need tolist on your board. The problem here is that it not only poses a risk to the older kidswho are playing rough, but also younger kids who are playing in the water are alsoput at risk. Also make sure that swimmers know that only one person at a time isallowed on the diving board.