When we think about pools we most often think of the fun times with family and friends. Unfortunately, for some people those memories may be of life altering accidents that could have been prevented by ensuring pool safety in the first place.
Think about how many times you have seen scraped knees, crying children (or adults for that matter), or bumps on the noggin? It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, literally. There are some key pool safety actions to take in order to keep everyone safe and have a pool free of accidents.
Pool safety devices
Drowning is the leading cause of death in the US for children 1 to 4 years of age according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It only takes a minute for an unthinkable tragedy to happen. Pool safety devices can literally be the difference between life and death and are the most important piece of pool equipment you can own.
Pool safety for children
Parents can’t be everywhere all the time and they definitely need all the help they can when it comes to pool safety for children. There are several things that can help minimize the risks. As a pool owner and parent, it’s your responsibility to be familiar with them.
Pool safety for dogs
Pets are an important part of the family. If you have owned a dog you know that they are an essential part of your life and the emotional attachment is very strong. Just as parents need to keep their kids safe, you also want to keep your dog safe around swimming pools.
Safety is important to Sutro and we encourage you to make it part of your pool ownership lifestyle.
The extra effort you take to keep your pool safe could be the difference between a fun summer and an unexpected life altering event.
Now get out there and start making things safe!