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Pool safety tips
Here are Some safety hints and tips to make sure that you enjoy yourselves have fun and avoid accidents.
Most Florida homes with private pools will have some security measures in place to safeguard your little children from harm. Most villas have door alarms on the sliding doors leading out to the pool, that sound when the doors are opened and for added security there should be a safety fence (which can be removed if children are not in residence) that acts like a stair gate stopping children accessing the pool without an adult present. It is important that these safety measures are used at all times. Never tamper with the pool door alarms. Always replace the safety fence when you leave the pool area.
If there are any problems with the pool door alarms (they start beeping or don’t work ) let the management company know immediate so that they are able to get it sorted for you. . Always make sure that little ones are closely supervised when in the pool area for their safety and your peace of mind.
If you have paid for pool heating during the winter months make sure that the solar cover is replaced when not in use (if you are out for the day) and always at night. This will keep the maximum amount of heat in the water for the next time you want to use it. Never let little ones play with the cover or roller or jump into the pool with the cover on. The covers are usually on rollers and are easily rolled on and off.
The maximum depth of most pools is between 5 foot at the deep end and 3 feet at the shallow end, so diving is not permitted as the pool is not deep enough without causing injury.
If your children are using swimming aids such as armbands, rings, or baby seats always make sure that you are in the pool with them in case they suddenly deflate. If Younger children that may still be wearing nappies/diapers use the pool then special swimming ones are available at Wall-Marts / Publics. Pool rules are usually displayed on the pool deck read them carefully explaining to the younger members what they are and how to keep safe.
Please don’t ever use glass or ceramics (plates, glasses, bottles) on the pool deck as broken glass can’t be seen and can cause painful injuries to the feet. Most villa owners provide plastic sets especially for your use on the deck area.
Please be observant, Stay safe and keep your party safe from harm.
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Page added on: 17 August 2005
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