Schools out ! Time for the pool ! One of the things we have learned is no blue bathing suits! No matter what shade of blue it is if a child goes into the water it all blends in. Choose neons and reds. As the summer season approaches, many people are looking forward to spending time in the pool. However, it is important to remember that pools can be dangerous if proper safety measures are not taken.
The number one cause of death in Autistic children under the age of 14 is drowning. Here are some tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable pool experience this summer. The most important rule for the pool is put your phone DOWN!! We are easily distracted by phones now and even 30 seconds can make the difference in life or death. Justin loves water and it’s something we have always had to be vigilant about.
1. Install a fence around the pool area: A fence around the pool area can prevent children and pets from accidentally falling into the pool. The fence should be at least four feet high and have a self-closing, self-latching gate.2. Keep the pool area clean and clear: Remove any toys, floats, or other objects from the pool area when not in use. This will prevent tripping hazards and reduce the risk of someone falling into the pool.3. Teach children to swim: Children should be taught to swim at an early age. Enroll them in swimming lessons and supervise them closely when they are in the pool.4. Never leave children unattended: Children should never be left unattended in or near the pool, even for a few seconds. Always have a designated adult supervisor who is responsible for watching the children.5. Learn CPR: Knowing CPR can save a life in the event of an emergency. Take a CPR class and keep a first aid kit and rescue equipment near the pool.
6. Avoid alcohol: Drinking alcohol and swimming do not mix. Alcohol impairs judgment and coordination, making it more difficult to respond to an emergency.7. Check the pool regularly: Check the pool regularly for any signs of damage or wear and tear. Repair any issues immediately to prevent accidents.
By following these pool safety tips, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable summer season. Remember, prevention is key when it comes to pool safety. Stay vigilant and take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.