Backyard Pool Safety – 10 Tips

  1. Establish Pool Rules: children must have an adult with them at all times, always swim with a buddy, no running around the pool, no glass around the pool
  2. Always enter the water feet first
  3. Always have a phone nearby, a throwable floatation assist, and a first aid kit
  4. Keep the pool deck clear of toys and debris
  5. Do not use alcohol or drugs while in or around the pool
  6. Remove or lock the steps to an aboveground pool when not in use
  7. Hot tub water should not exceed 104 degrees
  8. Always have active adult supervision
  9. If there is thunder or lightning stay out of the pool
  10. Enroll your children in Red Cross swimming lessons

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