Pool Safety

activity-beauty-blue-61129Summer is here and it’s time to swim!¬† Splash, swim & cool off in the backyard pool, but do it safely. Rancho Cal Insurance Services wants to help you keep everyone safe, and it’s easy to do with these pool safety tips. Pool safety isn’t difficult and it doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun in your pool. Proper pool maintenance, pool safety measures and some basic pool safety rules for your pool can make sure that everyone has a great time while they all stay safe in your pool. Before you jump in, lets review some pool safety tips you can do to keep your kids and family safe this summer.

Pool Safety Tips

  • NEVER leave a child unattended in or near water! We mean NEVER, not even for a second. This basic & most essential pool rule must never be broken.
  • Secure your pool with a fence or barrier.
  • All inexperienced swimmers must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.
  • Invest in swim lessons for your kids. Check your local community for group or private swim lessons.
  • Teach your kids basic pool safety rules like, “Stay away from drain covers” and “Swim with a buddy”.
  • Pool Safety Equipment. Have rescue equipment and a first aid kit nearby.
  • Have everyone learn CPR. Check your local American Red Cross location for more information.
  • Maintain your pool water to keep it clear & clean. Store the pool chemicals safely.
  • Install an underwater pool alarm. There are many options available for you to choose from and these alarms can alert you when there is movement in the water.
  • Install door alarms on all doors that lead to the pool.
  • Use self-latching & self-closing pool gates.
  • Make sure your pool and any pool your children swim in has anti-entrapment safety drain covers. Teach your kids to stay away from drain covers, pipes, and other pool openings.

As an independent insurance agency, Rancho Cal Insurance Services helps homeowners with their home insurance every day. We often get calls from homeowners who have just had a new pool built in their backyard and wondering if they need to update their home insurance policy? The answer to this questions is “Yes”, you do need to inform your home insurance company of the new pool. And, yes, it may also affect the cost of your home insurance premium. We really feel though, that the added joy your family gets from the pool, really does offset any potential small increase in your home insurance premium. With these simple pool safety tips, you can enjoy your new backyard oasis with peace of mind for years to come.

So many childhood memories are created while using the backyard swimming pool. Rancho Cal Insurance Services wants you and your family to have a fun and safe summer in your backyard swimming pool. These pool safety tips are essential to help you do just that! Just a few simple pool safety steps can insure that everyone stays safe while enjoying a summer in the pool. Please give us a call if you have questions about your home insurance, auto insurance, or business insurance. We’ve been helping our friends and neighbors in Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester, Menifee, Hemet, and San Jacinto for many years, and we’d love to help you too.