Swimart strongly recommends these top tips for pool safety:

  • Fence the pool. Ensure your pool or spa has compliant fencing and childproof locking. Remember, a fence and a gate is not a substitute for supervision.
  • Supervise children at all times around water. If you need to leave the pool or water area, take the child with you.
  • Learn to resuscitate. Take a cpr course so you will know what to do in an emergency. Display a resuscitation chart on your pool fence, too. They’re available at your local swimart store.
  • Don’t leave furniture or other potential climbing items near your pool or spa fence.
  • Familiarise children with water by taking them to swimming lessons at the local pool.
  • Ensure all pool users are warned against sitting on, or covering, a drain or suction point. This can cause injury, or in extreme cases, death.
  • Empty paddling pools, baths, basins, sinks and troughs when they are not in use.
  • Never consume alcohol around water. Alcohol and swimming don’t mix.
  • Be aware that poorly designed pools and spas can create an entrapment hazard. Get a licensed pool builder to review your pool and spa to ensure safety, replace broken or missing suction covers and have anti-entrapment covers fitted if needed.
  • Never put your head under water when in a spa.

Need more pool and spa safety tips? Looking for a CPR poster for your pool? Visit your local Swimart store today.

TIP: Ensure your pool is fenced.

TIP: Learn CPR for pool safety.

TIP: For pool safety, remove furniture and other potential climbing items from the pool area.

TIP: For pool safety, supervise children at all times near water.