Pools are essential for many Californians. However, many pool owners are not aware of basic pool safety. Here are some tips from Poolsaftey.gov and Access West Inc. insurance.
Keep A Phone Within Reach
In emergencies, every second counts. Make sure a phone is nearby. Take a mobile out to the poolside, especially if children are using the pool.
Install fences around pools to keep out curious children and pets.
For Portable Pools
Small children can drown in only a few inches of water. They often wander into portable pools left full in yards. If you have a portable pool, always drain it or put it away when you cannot supervise it.
For Dog Owners
Dogs do not instinctively know how to swim. They must be taught. Always supervise dogs when they visit pools. Life jackets for clumsy dogs like bulldogs are highly recommended. Keep a ramp in the pool when it is not in use. That way if animals fall in, they have a way to get out.
If you live in the Murrieta, California area, find out how insurance can help protect you, please contact Access West Inc. today.