May is National Water Safety Month.
It’s that time of year; people across the country are getting excited to open their pools. We need to ensure we are being safe while having fun, May is water safety month, and we thought it would be great to write a short article about water competency so you can protect your children and loved ones from any potential harm. We wrote a great little article a while ago called six ways to childproof your pool. This article acts as a short checklist that you can follow to protect your kids from any accidents in or around your pool. Click here to check it out.
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SLEEKFENCE Water Safety Tips:
Do not leave children unattended:
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between one – four. Three hundred ninety children die from preventable drowning every year in the United States. These accidents happen quickly and often without warning. Therefore children should always be supervised when near a pool or any other body of water. The same logic applies to pets. It is also a good idea to ensure you get your children in swimming lessons and they are equipped with the proper safety equipment. This will drastically reduce the chances of a terrible accident occurring.
Ensure there is a reliable fence around your pool:
You may already have a beautiful aluminum privacy fence lining the perimeter of your yard; it would also be wise to have a fence around your pool if you haven’t already done so. This will provide an extra layer of protection for your kids. If they are already playing in your backyard, then having some additional protection between them and the pool could be the difference between having an accident occur and not.
Be mindful of alcohol consumption:
Please enjoy alcohol responsibly, especially when you or your family members are near a body of water.
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