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Water Safety in 2016

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It’s 2016 and things are heating up. Swimming and all its fun is here but it’s time to revisit the importance of water safety. Below is a article from the National Safety Council with some good information.
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Stay Safe In and Out of the Water: http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home-drowning.aspx

According to the National Safety Council, drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 2. It’s the second leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 6, but people of any age can be at risk. IN 2013, 3,391 people over all ages groups downed. (Injury Facts, 2016)

While many are aware of the importance of safety around pools and at the beach, parents also need to supervise their children near bathtubs. Most drowning and near-drowning incidents happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone in the bathtub. (Injury Facts, 2016)

Water safety should be practiced with adults, as well. According to an American Red Cross survey, only 56% of adults who say they can swim are able to perform five critical water-safety skills that could save their lives. These skills include:

  • Floating or treading water for one minute without a flotation device
  • Stepping or jumping into water over your head and returning to the surface
  • Treading water or floating in a full circle and then finding a way out of the water
  • Exiting a pool without using a ladder
  • Swimming 25 yards without stopping

Are you able to perform these activities? If not, it may be time to learn or practice these skills at your local YMCA or other swim program with certified swim instructors. If you are in the Great Lakes region, you can reach out to the Great Lakes Surf and Rescue Project.

Tips for Children and Adults

For Children:

Always watch your child while he or she is bathing, swimming or around water
Gather everything needed (towel, bath toys, sunscreen) before the child enters the water; if you must leave the area, take the child with you
Empty all buckets, bathtubs and kiddie pools of water immediately after use and store them upside down and out of your child’s reach
Do not allow your child to play or swim in canals or streams
Install a 5-foot-tall fence with self-closing gate latches around your pool or hot tub
Consider installing door alarms to alert adults when a child has unexpectedly opened a door leading to a pool or hot tub
Keep a phone and life preserver near the pool or hot tub in case of emergency
Use snug-fitting life jackets instead of floaties, but remember that a child can still drown with a lifejacket on if not carefully watched
Become certified in first aid and CPR
Find age-appropriate swim lessons for your child, but keep in mind that lessons do not make your child “drown-proof”

For Adults:

  • Always swim with a buddy
  • Never swim if you have been drinking alcohol or have taken certain medications
  • Learn how to swim; find swimming lessons at the local YMCA or park district
  • When boating, wear a life jacket
  • Learn First Aid and CPR
  • Swim in designated areas with lifeguards

Additional Resources:

The Consumer Product Safety Commission leads the federal government campaign on drowning prevention. CPSC offers free resources for consumers, including those geared for children, parents, the pool industry, state and local governments, and advocates.

You’ll also find helpful information on the following websites:

Great Lakes Surf and Rescue Project
CDC: Unintentional Drowning
Safe Kids: Water Safety Tips

Buying a Swimming Pool 101

Buying a swimming pool is a big decision and must be weighed carefully. The Aloha staff is here and ready to assist you with getting the swimming pool of your dreams from start to finish.

We have been in the fiberglass pool manufacturing business since 1991, we have four locations in the USA and ship to your door, in USA or Canada.

Here’s how the pool process works.

  1. Contact our friendly Aloha staff.
  2. We find a professional pool installer in your area.
  3. Your pool installer contacts you, and schedules a day and time to come by your home.
  4. Pool installer will go over your backyard and consider all your options, your wants and needs.
  5. You order an Aloha pool and we custom make your pool at our factory.
  6. Pool is shipped by truck to your door step. Shipping will vary on pool size, permits, trucking pilots.
  7. Pool installer excavates the area for your Aloha pool (based on a “dig sheet”, a guide which gives the installer specifics on how to prepare the area for your pool type).
  8. Pool arrives at your home.
  9. Pool is lifted off the truck bed by crane.
  10. Pool is set into the pre-dug area prepared by following your pool’s “dig sheet”.
  11. Pool’s plumbing will be connected.
  12. Pool is back filled with sand and starts filling with water.
  13. Pool decking or stonework is done (based on your options).
  14. You’re ready to swim!

We hope this information helps you and we look forward to working with you.

Aloha Fiberglass Pools
(800) 786-2318

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