May is National Water Safety Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of water safety and to promote safe behavior around water, especially pools.
With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to review some important tips to help keep your family safe in and around your pool. In this blog post, we'll cover some key strategies for ensuring water safety, including learning to swim, checking pool equipment and water, and using high-quality safety measures.
What is Water Safety Month?
National Water Safety Month is an annual event held in May to promote water safety awareness and encourage people to take extra precautions when swimming in pools or near bodies of water.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) started the now annual celebration in 2001 with the goal of providing safety tips for swimmers during the summer months. The NSPF, now the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, encourages people to use caution and protection when swimming, especially with children and inexperienced swimmers. By participating in National Water Safety Month, individuals can learn more about how they can stay safe while enjoying recreational activities near water.
Tips You Can Use to Ensure Your Family is Safe this Pool Season
Pool safety is an essential part of summer fun. Here are just a few measures you can take to help keep your family safe and happy.
- Take Swimming Lessons
Learning to swim is an important skill that can save not only your own life but the lives of others. Swimming lessons can help reduce water-related risks by teaching kids how to stay safe in and around your pool. Swimming lessons for adults can also help keep you safe by teaching you valuable breathing and swimming techniques that can keep you and others safe in the pool, at the lake, or on a family vacation to the beach.
- Check Pool Equipment & Water Regularly
Maintaining your pool equipment and ensuring the water quality is healthy and safe for swimming is essential for minimizing risk. Pool safety should be a top priority, as it can help prevent accidents, illnesses, and other potential risks. Regularly checking your pool equipment and testing the water quality will ensure that your pool is functioning properly. This includes performing a deep clean and checking for proper chemical levels, debris buildup, leaks, or any other issues that could cause safety concerns. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that the water is free of contaminants such as bacteria or algae growth.
- Use High-Quality Pool Safety Measures
With the right equipment, you can ensure that your pool is a safe and enjoyable place for everyone. Pool covers, removable fences, life jackets, and life-vest swimsuits are all important pieces of pool safety equipment. Pool covers are great for securing your pool in the off-season or when it is not in use. Removable fences provide a physical barrier between individuals and the pool area. Life jackets are essential for non-swimmers or inexperienced swimmers so they can stay afloat in the water. And finally, life-vest swimsuits for children can provide extra buoyancy in the water to help keep them afloat.
LOOP-LOC Products that Champion Water Safety
When it comes to pool safety, there’s only one LOOP-LOC. Our pool covers and pool fencing provide the additional security you need to keep your family safe throughout the year. Take a look at some of their key benefits!
Durable pool covers can help keep children, pets, and outdoor critters from gaining access to your pool. And no other pool safety cover meets our quality standards or comes with our commitment to superior customer service. All of our safety covers are made with polyester bonded thread that’s 30% stronger in thread size and produces a higher margin of safety in all seams when compared to our competitors. Plus, LOOP-LOC’s patented CABLE-LOC™ and GAPGUARD® Child Safety Intrusion Barriers close the gap created when a pool includes raised obstructions located at the cover’s edge.
When it comes to keeping kids safe, there is no substitute for adult supervision. But no parent can be everywhere, every minute! BABY-LOC removable pool fencing is a convenient, cost-effective way to deter toddlers from gaining access to a swimming pool, raised deck, or dock. It provides an added layer of protection you need to keep your family, guests, and pets safe around your pool.
The LOOP-LOC Promise
Water safety is not only one of our passions at LOOP-LOC, but it's also the reason we exist! For over 40 years, we’ve dedicated our business to serving families so that they can enjoy the luxuries of their backyards. That’s why we champion high-quality safety products to keep you and your family safe during National Water Safety Month and beyond!
If you’re looking to upgrade your pool cover or removable fencing, ask your local pool professional for LOOP-LOC by name. They can help you choose the style and color that are perfect for your pool and will perfectly blend in with your outdoor living aesthetic.
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