Hosting a Pool Party Safely

One of the many blessings of living in Beaumont TX is the weather; with long hot summers and short temperate winters.

Pool owners in our town can start hosting pool parties as early as May, and those with heated pools can do so year-round.

Pool parties are fun for everyone regardless of age and gender, but they are not without their dangers. Crocodile Pools invites you to get to know all about hosting a pool party safely.

Safety Tip #1: Check the Water

Let’s start with the basic safety tips for hosting safe pool parties. Before anyone gets into the water some things must be checked. These include water level and chemical composition. Your pool should be clean, and your water filtering and pumping systems should be working correctly.

Safety Tip #2: Install Drain Covers and Safety Release Systems

Install anti-entrapment drain covers and safety release systems to protect against drain entrapment. We can help install these in your pool if you don’t already have them, installation is simple and can help save lives.

Safety Tip #3: Designate Lifeguards

Before the fun begins, make sure you have a team of responsible adults supervising the activities inside the pool. Your supervision team can be parents or even real lifeguards. Organize shifts so everyone can enjoy themselves, and never leave children unattended in the pool.

Safety Tip #4: Set Clear Pool Rules

Setting rules for how to behave in and around your pool can help prevent emergencies. Some good rules to include are:

No running
No pushing
No glass (drinking glasses, containers, bottles)
No children in the pool area unattended
No alcohol around the pool area
No food in the pool
No urinating in the pool

Safety Tip #5: Safety Equipment

The Red Cross recommends having the following equipment near your pool area:

Reaching or throwing floating devices
Cell phone
First aid kit

Safety Tip #6: Wear Sunscreen

Nothing beats going for a swim on a hot day, but exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. UV rays reflect off water and concrete or tiled deck surfaces, so wearing an appropriate sunscreen is vital.

Search for sunscreens that have an SPF 30 or higher and are water-resistant.

Remember to give us a call to come to clean your pool after a big pool party, as even water-resistant sunscreens will leave residues in the water.

Safety Tip #7: Set Rest Breaks for Kids

Swimming on a hot day is fun and a great exercise, but it can also be exhausting. Tired kids in the water is a recipe for disaster, so make sure they get breaks so they can rest and hydrate.

Safety Tip #8: Toys and Games

Swimming toys and games are a great way to keep kids entertained. However, you need to make sure they are safe and suited to kids swimming levels.

Safety Tip #9: Keep Changing Stations Away from the Pool Area

If you or your guests have infants that wear diapers, set up a comfortable changing area for them in a place far away from the pool to avoid accidental feces or urine pool contamination.

Safety Tip #10: Buy Swim Floaties and Swim Diapers

If you are hosting a pool party for kids, you should have a few extra swim floaties in case your guests forgot theirs.

Children who are not thoroughly potty trained must wear a swim diaper. Please make sure you have plenty of them handy. When you are ready to host your next pool party, make sure to call Crocodile Pools, we are the experts in keeping your Pool Safe & Clean.

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