- Never swim in the pool after drinking alcohol.
- Don’t allow glass bottles or other potential hazards into the pool area.
- Keep radios, CD players, blow dryers, and other electrical devices away from the pool.
- Serious spinal cord injuries, permanent brain damage, and death can occur to swimmers who dive into shallow water or spring upward on the diving board and hit it on the way down.
- Check how deep the water is. Enter the water feet first, especially when going in for the first time.
- Learn how to dive properly by taking classes. Never dive into above-ground pools; they are usually not deep enough. Always check the water depth before plunging into an in-ground pool. Never dive into the shallow end of a pool.
- Wear sunscreen of a good SPF (+30) to protect your self from UV radiation got from strong after noon sun rays
- Keep a first aid kit near the pool in case of emergency. Being prepared for minor injuries can help avoid major ones. Bumps and bruises are a part of childhood. When they are easily treated with bandages, antibiotic ointment and cleaning pads that you have on-hand, the fun can quickly continue.
- Watch out for lightning! Lightning sometimes beats rain. Even if it isn't raining yet, lightning in the distance should be a reason to run for cover away from water. An approaching storm is a sign to get out of the pool.
- Swim where there is a life-gaurd on duty. Develop a buddy system — don't swim alone or allow others to swim alone.
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