- A safety kit including scissors, flotation device and a charged phone should be nearby in case of emergencies
o Ensure pool equipment is running smoothly and properly safeguarded to avoid electrocution.
- Outlets outside and around wet surfaces should be equipped with GFCI sockets.
- Call an electrician, such as Griff’s Electric in Signal Hill, CA to inspect all electrical outlets and wiring in and around the pool once a year.
- No running and no pushing from the side of the pool or off diving boards. Especially no jumping into the shallow end of the pool.
o Do not leave pool toys of any kind around the perimeter of the pool as people can trip and hurt themselves.
- Ensure toys are properly stored away from the swimming pool when done, as it can be tempting for kids to jump in unsupervised to get them later.
o Ensure the pool is clear prior to jumping off the diving board and no holding people under water.
o Supervise swimmers of any age, it is unsafe to swim alone.
- Accidents can happen even to the most advanced swimmer.
- Avoid distractions when supervising swimmers; per the statistics, about 46% of drownings occur under close supervision.
- Learn CPR and understand basic life saving skills, as well as keeping a charged phone nearby in case of emergencies.
o Pets are important to our families, ensure to keep them safe around the pool.
- Keep pets away from the pool, just as you would children, when you are not around. For example, a pool fence if the pet is kept outside.
- From a young age, familiarize the pet with the water, making sure to show them where the steps are to exit the pool and have them practice.
o Most importantly, have a fun and safe summer from Griff’s Electric!
For more information on pool safety, see the following websites: