Living in a Long Beach Home with a Pool - Safety Tips

Living in a Long Beach Home with a Pool - Safety Tips




 

Swimming Pool Safety for Long Beach HomesMany homes in Long Beach have built-in pools (compared to the Colorado Springs Real Estate market where pools are a scarcity) - and along with all the fun and relaxation that pools can create, there is a definite level of safety precautions involved.


Here are some safety tips for living in a Long Beach CA home with a pool:

  • Know how to swim. Make sure everyone IN and AROUND knows how to swim.
  • Keep a charged, wireless phone near the pool at all times, in case you need to call 9-1-1
  • Make sure that at least one person in/around the pool knows CPR.
  • Keep safety equipment around the pool in case of an emergency.
  • Do not mix swimming and drinking alcohol. A loss of judgment could mean the difference between life and death around a pool.

 

Pool Safety and Children:

  • Never leave children unattended around a pool. Even children who "know how to swim" can be in danger without a responsible and attentive adult around.
  • Practice touch supervision with children younger than 5 years. This means that the adult is within an arm's length of the child at all times.
  • Install a Pool-Safety fence - at least 4 feet high with a self-closing and self-locking fence, between the house and the pool.
  • Do not rely on "toys" as flotation devices. A parent or other guardian is the ONLY way to ensure safety.
  • Consider installing a power-safety cover, but not to replace a fence.
  • Make sure everyone who watches your kids knows CPR and knows the rules to your pool.
  • Do not leave toys around the pool when not in use. This could attract children to the pool when no one is looking.
  • If a child is missing, check the pool FIRST. Walk the perimeter of the pool and check around all the edges.
  • If possible, do not install a pool in your home until your children are over the age of 5.


Some other Resources for Pool Safety:

Having a pool in your Long Beach CA home is great! Just make sure you enjoy it safely.


Contributed by:  Mariana Wagner - Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent of the Wagner iTeam at Keller Williams Clients' Choice Realty - specializing in Colorado Springs CO Real Estate.

 

Thank you Mariana!

 



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