Children and Pool Safety -- Help Make Your Tuscaloosa Apartment Safer

 

When it's sweltering hot in August and you've just moved everything into your new Tuscaloosa apartment, there's one thing that can instantly make you feel amazing -- jumping into your apartment's giant pool.  But in order to keep your pool a relaxing, safe place to hang out, there are a few things you should do.

The CDC reports that more than 3,500 people drown each year, and 20% of them are kids under the age of 14.  These 4 tips will help keep everyone safer, but they're especially important for children's pool safety:

 

1.  Make sure the gate latches behind you

If your apartment complex has a pool area, there's also a fence that surrounds it.  The next time you head down for a quick dip, take a second to make sure that the gate is completely latched behind you.  That way, little kids won't be able to make their way onto the deck and into the water.

 

2.  Have your phone nearby

If you're like most people, you've got your phone with you all the time -- including while you're soaking up the sun at the pool.  As relaxing as it can be to plug in your earbuds and listen to your phone's playlist, your phone could also mean the difference between life and death.  If the worst happens and a child falls into the pool, you can use your phone to call 911, instead of everyone scrambling for a way to call for help.

 

3.  Pay attention to the pool rules

Many apartment complexes will say that unattended children aren't allowed in the pool area.  If you're a parent, it's vital that you stick to this rule -- no matter how much you may want to send your kids down to the pool so that you can get some peace and quiet. 

Another important rule to take note of is a "No Diving" rule.  Apartment complexes will put up these signs if the pool isn't deep enough to dive into.  It may be a bummer for kids who want to jump and play, but the sign is there for a good reason.

And even if you're not a parent, it's important to know what the rules are.  That way, you can discreetly let apartment management know if people are breaking them.  You won't be a tattle-tell, but you could end up being a lifesaver!

 

4.  Keep the glass upstairs

As much as you might want to enjoy some bottled beers or a glass of wine at the pool, don't bring down anything that's made of glass.  It only takes a second for that glass to slip out of your hand -- and for a playing child to step on it.  For everyone's sake, stick to cans and plastic bottles!

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