The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 (COVID-19) has required people to adhere
to strict stay-at-home orders for the last two to three months. Now that
it's officially June and the summer has arrived, men, women, and children
are itching to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. While not all beaches
and amusement parks may be open as usual this time of year, backyard swimming
pools are a welcome and inviting alternative to beat the summer heat and
If you’ll be swimming in your own backyard pool or someone else’s,
it’s important to remember that since swimming pools involve large
amounts of water, they can pose serious drowning risks, even to individuals
who know how to swim. To help you enjoy a safe and healthy summer, read
these swimming pool safety tips!
Staying Safe Around Pools
To ensure you avoid a near-drowning or a drowning accident, we urge you
to follow these swimming pool safety tips:
- Never let children swim in a pool unattended, even if they are good swimmers.
- If you have children, enroll them in swimming lessons until they become
- When watching children swim, avoid consuming alcohol.
- If you can’t swim or if you’re a poor swimmer, enroll yourself
in adult swimming lessons and continue until you’re a competent swimmer.
- If you own a swimming pool, make sure it has a locking gate around it to
deter neighborhood children from sneaking in your pool or even drowning
when you’re not home.
- If you’re watching children swim, avoid engaging in distracting activities
like reading or going on your cellphone. Most children drown when adults
took their eyes off of them for a few short minutes.
- NEVER trust lifeguards to watch children swim. Many children have died
in the presence of lifeguards who didn’t notice them drowning.
To ensure your pool and spa are safer at night, install
pool lighting so people can see better when walking around the pool in the nighttime
hours and when night swimming.
For all of your pool lighting needs,
contact Lightning Bug Electric!