3 – 5 years of children age is the perfect time for teaching the first swimming lessons. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security as your children knows how to swim without adult supervision. The careful supervision of adult is still very vital and highly required.
Do exercise and fitness
Your in-home above ground swimming pool is the most convenient place for doing swimming exercise free without concerning about time limit for each swimming session if you buy ticket at public swimming pools. Thus, make sure that you ask your children to do exercises carefully before entering swimming pool. Lap swimming lesions can be used or doing calisthenics can also be performed.
Establish rules for your family
Before letting your toddlers to play with water, just make careful reminders so that your children asks permission before doing anything. Above swimming pools are only designed for swimming purpose only, not for diving, sliding or jumping. If you plan to acquire a large size above ground pool, remember not to use objects like diving boards or trampolines and another platforms on pools to support your children’s swimming session. Thinking little of the above objects’ use can result in drowning hazards or even death and paralysis.
As a pool owner and your children invites some of their friends to play with, you become liable for the safety of all the kids in that above ground pool. Don’t worry too much if you apply sufficient safety practices, you’ll find the benefits of your children’s playing session can far outweigh the risks and worries. First rule is that: never leave the pool unsupervised or you can designate another child to act as your assigned children watcher for a while. If you can’t trust anyone, close the pool or take the children with you after finishing to-do works.
If you are unsure about a child’s swimming abilities, make certain that he/she should stay in the shallow area only and keep an eye on him/her. In case you want to teach someone those are poor at swimming or swimming learners, the shallow water area is the best place for training.
Toys in above ground pool are widely use since it’s always attractive to children. But take out toys from the pool when they are not in use as your children can fall into the water easily while trying to retrieve something. Consider to bring baby walkers, wheel toys or tricycles into the above ground pool as these could accidentally cause hazards.
Prevent drowning and safety tips
Drowning is one of the leading causes of water accidents. So protect your children from accidental or near drowning accidents is the primary concern for all parents. To prevent this, increased awareness and effort can easily reduce those tragedies.
Preventing an accident seem to be the best preparation. You should never leave your children alone without supervision. Besides, associated products of the pool can be the source of potential injuries, especially to your toddlers. Slipping and falling into water can lead to cuts, scrapes or even broken arms, legs,…The improper use of pool’s equipments can be the consequences of wrong manufacturers’ instructions following. If you don’t pay attention to all these things, a serious trauma or permanently disabling injuries.
Before putting into use, make sure you have read, understand and follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturers and its associated products as keeping the above ground pool is very vital to help ensure the safety of anyone using it. If realizing anything abnormal, look like broken or worn or simply not right, just feel free to contact your above ground pool’s manufacturers for repairs and return. The simple error may cause serious problems.
Many added accessories are available to complement your above ground pool. However, all precautions relating to the product’s installation, usage and maintenance should be aware of. Teaching your children to swim should also be accompanied by educating them about necessary safety precautions to pay careful attention to. Educating them about the above ground pool’s equipment maintenance and possible usage of the pool is really necessary. As they grow up, your children can learn from what they observed before and what they practiced and will have proper reaction.