- Make sure there is always a designated “water watcher” adult present when children are swimming so they can pay attention to what’s going on in the water, ensuring a fun and safe experience for the kids. This adult shouldn’t be distracted with electronics or be drinking.
- Aboveground pools are not designed for diving, sliding or jumping into; they should be treated gently and with respect.
- An aboveground pool needs a wall, fence, or natural barrier around it to prevent children or pets from accidentally falling into it. Occasionally, a house serves as the fourth side of a barrier around a pool. In that case, consider installing door and window alarms. Window guards on windows facing the pool are also an excellent safety measure. You can even install a water alarm so if your pool water splashes, it will alarm!
As a bonus tip, we know you’ll be enjoying meals and snacks poolside, so it’s important to consider what kind of plates and cups you’re using. Instead of glass, try using paper or plastic. This way if someone drops a plate or cup, it won’t shatter!
For more aboveground pool safety information, check out this brochure from APSP.
Pentair takes pool safety seriously. That’s why we’re a proud sponsor of the 2019 National Water Safety Month. Get more ideas on how to promote water safety here.