Pool Safety for Kids
Springtime and summer in Florida bring us beautiful weather and warmer pools. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that during this time of the year we see spike in children drownings. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4 according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We have some swimming pool safety tips to help safeguard your children from these horrible statistics.
Watch your children closely in or around water. They need to be within arm’s length at any given time. Most drownings occur with the family members close by. It doesn’t take more than 30 seconds for a child to drown.
Teach your children to swim. Developmental stages are different for every child so consider their comfort level and age. Some swimming instructors begin lessons as early as 6 months of age. If affordability is a concern there are places like your local YMCA that offer scholarship programs and free swimming lessons for children.
Get CPR certified by a credible agency. The American Red Cross offers CPR certifications that cover CPR on infants to adults. This isn’t just valuable for your own children, but for any life threatening situation you could possibly find
yourself in. CPR saves lives.
Flotation devices should always be considered in and around water. Whether you are boating or swimming at your own pool, if your child is not a strong swimmer you should equip then with a personal flotation device that is approved for their size/weight. It’s important if you are at the beach to also pay attention to any rip tide warnings and adhere to the rules.
Child barriers around your pool at home are an important consideration to protect your children from an accidental drowning. Be sure to research the company you choose to install your barrier. If you have young children in your household and a pool at your home; purchasing a child barrier is a necessary precaution to ensure your child’s safety.
Do you have a pool leak? Getting that fixed will also keep your family and budget safe!
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
We’re committed to loyalty to our customers. That’s why we’ve been successfully servicing the state of Florida for over 20 years. Our dedicated team of professionals treat you and your property with the utmost respect. We are committed to delivering outstanding customer service matched by unparalleled expertise and knowledge when it comes to pool leaks and repairs.
FLL uses highly sensitive underwater audio equipment to listen to all the fittings, main drains, lights and other features in your pool and/or spa. This helps our highly skilled technicians determine where the pool leak or leaks are located.
The vast majority of leaks can be fixed at no additional charge when we conduct the initial leak test. If your leak is under the pool deck, we will pin-point the break, mark the area and give you a written estimate on the cost of the repairs.
Don’t let a swimming pool crack go unchecked! If you are losing water and suspect a structural crack is your problem then it needs to be stabilized as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Putting a “band-aid” on a major problem…
The vast majority of leaks can be fixed at no additional charge when we conduct the initial leak test.