Tips and Guides

Home Safety: Kids and Pools

If your kids love the water, it's best to ensure their safety with these tips

Shares

Summer is the best time to schedule out-of-town trips and special visits to the clubhouse for a quick dip. However, little tots also love outdoor activities like swimming! There might be instances when they would explore and head to the pool on their own so it's best to take note of these safety tips to avoid accidents.

Let this list guide you. 

Source: Watersafety.vic.gov.au. Main photo from pondbuilder.com.

Keep these tips in mind:
  • Set pool rules for everyone to follow. Put toys away and discourage your kids from running to avoid slips.
  • Make sure there's always one adult to oversee the activities of the kids; especially during get-togethers when everyone's busy with a lot of things like food preparation. It pays to have one person who can perform CPR just in case an accident occurs. 
  • If you have a pool at home, it's best to keep the doors and any access leading to the area locked when not in use. 
  • Make sure that there are no open pool drains to avoid accidents.

Photo from fieldstonehilldesign.com.

 

  • Keep electrical appliances such as extension cords and light fixtures away from the pool to avoid electrocution.
  • You may opt to install a security gate near or around the pool as an added safety measure. 
  • Place a first aid kit and life vests near the pool area.
  • Store cleaning materials and other chemicals in a locked cabinet, away from your kids' reach. 

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Home Safety: Kids and Bunk Beds

Home Safety: Infants and Cribs

Home Safety: Kids and Stairs

Shares

Latest Stories

How To Vacuum Your Home Properly

Here’s how to avoid all the usual vacuuming mistakes. Plus, learn about a revolutionary new material that will help you bust all that dirt at home.

A Cozy and Modern Family Home in Quezon City

Works of art, beautiful fabrics, and a mix of old and new pieces bring this townhouse to life

5 Things To Never Clean With Baking Soda

This finely milled powder has its downsides, too

There's An Affordable Way To Keep Your Home Smelling Good 24/7

Say no to artificial fragrances with this three-step hack

A KonMari Reality Show Is Coming To Netflix

Will de-cluttering diva Marie Kondo's new show spark joy?

You Only Need P5,000 To Work On These Home Improvement Projects

The best part? These can increase the value of your space, too.

What's Inside The Vatican Walls?

Aside from having one of the largest collections of art in the world, the Vatican holds many other treasures

Meet The Architect Behind This Industrial-Pinoy Home

Inspired by the Bahay Kubo, this architect worked with industrial details and affordable building materials to create an inviting space

Is It Possible to Paint Over Tiles?

No one likes the sight of lackluster tiles. Know what to do with these tips from an interior designer.

A Sneak Peek at the New Clark City

A Singaporean consulting firm has been tapped for the development project

You Can Use Wallpaper On The Ceiling, Too

Talk about having a one-of-a-kind accent in your space

Rockwell's Glasshouse Is The Chicest Restaurant Out There

Fashion retailer Harlan + Holden's response to the global trend of lifestyle dining is this airy and beautiful restaurant
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!