We are in the midst of National Drowning Prevention Week 2023. Here are the best tips for safety around water, no matter your skill-level:
Take swimming lessons
Supervise children within arms reach. In a setting with multiple adults, designate one person to be actively watching at all times
Wear a life jacket, especially in open water and on watercrafts
Install a pool safety fence
Swimming pools can also be a hazard to pets and wildlife:
Installing a pool safety fence will greatly reduce animals from entering your pool.
Escape ramps will help wildlife climb out if they do end up in the water.
A solar cover will keep your pool both clean and warm.
Check your pool and skimmer daily for critters.
If you are building a new pool, consider having a low ledge or gradual wall to make it easier to climb out.
Are birds and ducks already enjoying your pool? You can humanely deter them:
Consider building a pond, fountain or bird bath as a safe and chemical-free alternative for them.
Use a pool cleaner that looks like an animal.
Keep a large inflatable floating around your pool.
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