5.) Keep a well-equipped first aid kit within easy reach. Swift action can be a lifesaver during emergencies. A well-stocked first aid kit for the pool should at least include two absorbent compresses, a variety of bandages in assorted sizes, several one-gram antibiotic ointment packs, aspirin, a cold compress, adhesive cloth tape and non-latex gloves in a variety of sizes. If you have a life ring, too, keep it handy and within sight. It won’t do you much good if you can’t find it when you need it. Keep at least one piece of pool safety equipment in sight and in an obvious spot near the water.
6.) Constantly monitor children and inexperienced swimmers when they are in the pool or spa. Even with flotation devices, accidents can still occur. Additionally, make sure children get out of the pool at least once every hour. First of all, this reduces fatigue in young swimmers. Secondly, it gives them a chance to get some food and water. Finally, it is also a great time to take a bathroom break.
7.) Provide swimming lessons and water safety practices to children. Teach them to avoid running around the pool or diving into shallow water. Further, discourage unsupervised swimming. Taking precautions to avoid accidents in and around the pool is very important.
8.) Inspect all electrical equipment thoroughly. In doing so, this ensures it is grounded and compliant with safety codes. Faulty wiring can be hazardous. Further, if you are using any electrical devices near the pool, these and their corresponding cords should be kept at least 10 feet away from all water sources. Use battery-operated devices whenever possible. Also, refrain from handling electrical devices when you are wet.