Pool Safety: Summer Safety Tips Around The Pool

Before your kids race out the door, you’re doing all you can to protect them from sun, bugs, head injuries, and the pool.  

Be Sun Savvy

  • Apply sunscreen early and repeat application as often as necessary: children six months and up (including adults), need to use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 at least, or greater, which will reduce the intensity of UVRs that cause sunburn. 
  • Keep covered. Wear protective clothing. Dress children in protective clothing and hats. Clothing can be a wonderful barrier of ultraviolet rays. 
  • Keep babies out of the sun. Babies under six months of age should be kept out of the sun, and should be dressed in cool, breathable clothing, wearing a hat. 
  • Prepare and plan your early morning playtime. For toddlers, parents need to plan outdoor activities, bearing in mind, you need to avoid peak-sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) as far as possible.  
  • Rays of Sun Love Shade. Shade provides a false sense of security when it comes to getting out of the sun to “cool down”. You can still get sunburnt in the shade due to the light that is scattered and reflected from the sun. 
  • Check the weather. Check the weather and plan ahead!

Protect Your Pool Area

Secure your pool area and keep your family safe this summer with our affordable pool fencing options available with a two-week lead time on delivery.

Stay Hydrated!

Keep children hydrated throughout their playtime at the pool. In the heat of activities, splashing, playing and the heat of the sun, more liquids need to be consumed during this time. 

Head Off Injuries

Take extra precaution and speak to your children about the dangers of slippery concrete and floors around the pool area. 


Your Summer Survival Kit:

  • Cell phone
  • Water
  • Medications for chronic conditions
  • Bandages
  • Antibiotic cream for cuts and scrapes
  • Crushable icepack for bruises
  • Benadryl
  • An epi-pen for a person with known allergies
  • Sun protection
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Tweezers 

Now you’re set to have fun in the sun this summer!

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