The POOL is Open! Is it safe to go back in the water?

July 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM | Posted in Home, Insurance Policy, Personal Insurance, Personal Property, Reminders, Safety Tips | Leave a comment
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A swimming pool is a cool way to take the heat off during these dog days of summer. You can enjoy the summer and take even more heat off of you by following these safety tips: 

  • Insurance companies require locking access to entrances, ladders, and fences. Check your gates and fences to be sure the latches and locks are in proper working order.
  • Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when someone gains access to the pool.
  • Make sure you have the appropriate equipment for your pool and that it is working properly. Store it carefully to avoid trips and falls while the pool area is in use.
  • Always supervise children when they are swimming and using the pool area.
  • Teach all your family members basic water safety – including the children.
  • Advise anyone using the pool to stay away from pool drains and pipes that may entrap and injure them.
  • Keep a pool safety kit nearby that includes:  A first aid kit, a pair of scissors to cut clothing or a pool cover, a charged portable phone to call 911, and a flotation device.
  • Learn CPR
  • Remember: even a kiddie pool can also be a risk – make sure it is drained when not in use. 

Now would also be a great time to review the liability limits on your home policy. 

Protector Group would like to wish everyone a happy ~ and safe ~ summer!

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