Florida is the U.S. state with the highest number of drowning deaths for the 1-4 year old age group. To decrease this number, it is important to know about pool safety. Everyone is responsible for pool safety, especially those who own a pool or spa. But before we tell you some pool safety tips, let’s tell you some fun swimming pool facts:
-65% of people in the U.S. do not know how to swim.
-Work outs done in a swimming pool work all of the body’s major muscles.
-Swimming is considered to be a cardiovascular exercise.
-There are 10 million swimming pools in the while U.S.; over 300,000 are public pools.
-The San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile has the largest swimming pool in the world with a length of 1 Kilometer long covering 20 acres and filled with 66 million gallons of seawater.
-Swimming helps reduce stress.
See? There’s a lot you didn’t know about swimming pools. Swimming pools and spas are great to have for luxury. You are one of the privileged if you have one and you live in Florida. Adding a pool to your home can actually raise the price of the house. However, it is crucial for you to know some pool safety tips if you have a pool or are thinking about getting a pool. Here they are:
1) Start to teach your child how to swim around the age of four or five.
2) If you are going to take your baby with you into a swimming pool, keep him/her in your arms at all times.
3) Dress your baby in a swim diaper so that fecal matter doesn’t fall into the pool by accident.
4) Stay close around the pool while the children are in or near the pool, so that you can monitor their activity.
5) Use the correct equipment for your pool or spa. This may include a pool or gate alarm that can alert you when the children go near the pool, or a pool or spa cover that can be placed over the pool when is using it.
6) Get trained on how to perform CPR on children and adults. If, by any chance, there is an emergency that occurs around the pool, you will know exactly what to do.
Now that you know some swimming pool facts and some pool safety tips, you can truly decide if you want a pool or not. If you are certain that you want a swimming pool, All Florida Pool and Spa Center can help you install one. We will give your family a beautiful backyard resort. Our showroom has pool equipment available to help you keep your swimming pool maintained properly. Call us today to get a free estimate.