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5 Tips for Avoiding Pinal County Drowning Accidents

By Breyer Law Offices on March 19, 2014

Although summer is officially still a few months away, that doesn’t mean that Arizona isn’t experiencing prime pool weather or that you don’t have to think about Pinal County drowning accidents. These accidents happen far too often every year, and many of them are the result of safety being taken for granted. It’s critical to keep your mind on water safety all year round, especially since Arizona‘s great climate allows pools to be in operation every day of the year for your enjoyment and that of your family. If you have children, even teenagers, who are already enjoying the water and the rays of the sun with temperatures up to 77 degrees, you need to be aware of these five tips for keeping your kids safe and keeping drowning accidents to a minimum for your family, and your neighborhood.

  • Set rules for pool safety early and stick to your guns. One of the most dangerous things you can do when it comes to pool safety is to have no rules. Worse still is to not enforce the rules. If you post rules at your own pool or set rules for your children for all pools, and the rules are broken for any reason, there must be consequences.
  • Properly enclose your pool. In most parts of Arizona, there are laws pertaining to proper enclosures for swimming pools. But what’s more is how important this is to the safety of your children and other children. Ensure that your pool is inaccessible when you’re not around.
  • Be available when kids are playing in your pool or another nearby pool. You’ve got things to do, of course, but if you know your children will be playing in or near water, make the time to be there and supervise.
  • Teach your children how to handle an emergency in the water. Teaching your children life saving techniques like CPR could help save lives.
  • Teach your child to swim properly. If your child is going to be playing in a pool this summer, enroll them in swimming lessons. Swimming lessons will teach your child how to handle deep water, fatigue, and other situations that could otherwise lead to a serious injury or incident.

Remember, pool safety is critical in Arizona, and with the weather continuously heating up, it’s time to start teaching your children these critical guidelines.

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