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If you own a pool then you know the responsibilities involved. You need to ensure your pool is safe for you, your family and guests. Form monitoring the pH levels to preventing algae growth, water safety is a necessary chore in keeping your pool a healthy spot that everyone can enjoy. To make sure your are doing everything you can keep your pool operating smoothly, look over these top water safety tips.
Maintain Healthy Water
The first half of water safety is dealing with the health of your water. You need to regularly monitor your water conditions to ensure it is safe for people to swim in. Follow your pool maintenance steps and have your water tested on a consistent basis. Check the pH levels and stick to your routine of using the proper chemicals for balancing your water conditions. Different pool setups include different requirements for keeping the water safe and healthy. Always consult with your pool professionals about which chemicals to use and the correct steps for adding them to your water.
In addition to maintaining the condition of your pool water, the other side of water safety is preventing and limiting the potential accidents. There are some basic rules that should be observed by everyone that is invited to your pool. The first and most important rule is to never leave children unattended. Always keeps an eye on children both inside and outside of the pool.
You should also pay attention to the condition of your decking. Decking can get slippery very quickly after the first few swimmers get out of the pool.Make sure everyone is aware that there is no running near the pool and to watch their step when walking across a slippery surface.
It may also be a food idea to keep certain safety equipment nearby or even think about having an alarm system installed. A safety net is a basic piece of equipment that is affordable and easy to store. For some additional money, an alarm system offers more protection. These alarm systems will alert you with anyone who goes into the pool, which can be especially helpful when children are present.
Water Safety Can Be Easy
Keeping your water safe and protecting those that go swimming your pool does not have to be a challenging task. Follow these tips, and any other maintenance steps recommended by yourpool company, to ensure your pool is ready for swimming all summer long. Also remember to follow the proper steps for closing up your pool at the end of the year including keeping a cover on your pool when it is not in use and correctly lowering the water level of your pool to prevent freezing and cracking.
For additional information on water safety and answers to any other pool related questions, contact the friendly staff at Riverbend Sandler Pools.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Riverbend Sandler is a Dallas pool builder, remodel and service provider, serving Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Riverbend Sandler is an award winning pool builder providing quality construction and excellent customer service for over 30 years.
With the mission of “Creating Lifetime Pools for Lifetime Customers”, Riverbend Sandler Pools remains a family-run company dedicated to the ideals that only a personal commitment can uphold. Through award-winning design, high-tech construction processes, conscientious customer care and on-going support, we pride ourselves on keeping customers for life!
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Staying safe in the sun is very important for everyone, but this is especially true for children. Adults are old enough to know when to put on sunscreen or wear a hat, but kids often go about their business and don’t even notice how warm it is outside. As a parent of young children, it is your job to make sure that they stay safe when out in the hot Texas sun, no matter what time of year.
Obviously, summer is when we think about sun safety the most. Children and adults both like to spend a lot of time outside during the warmer months. Whether it is just a short trip to the park or all day at the pool, you need to make sure that kids are protected from the sun. The first thing that we all need to do before we even walk out the door is to put on sunscreen. Children should wear sunscreen with a high SPF to keep them well protected. If they are playing in the water outside, be sure that all exposed areas are covered and opt for a waterproof sunscreen.
Another great way to ensure your child stays safe in the sun is to make sure they are wearing the proper gear. Sunglasses are a great idea for kids as well as hats with brims that go all the way around. This will not only protect their faces, but the back of their necks as well. If your child will be out swimming in the sun, opt for swimwear that has SPF protection. Swim shirts for young boys and girls are a great way to keep them as covered as possible while in the water.
Lastly, be sure to always carry water and healthy food. No matter how long you will be out in the sun, you should have water with you and keep drinking it even if you are not thirsty. Foods that are high in water, like oranges and melon, are great to take along as well. Remember all of these tips and you and your children will stay safe in the Texas sun all year long.