If you own a backyard pool, you should implement water safety measures to keep your family and visitors safe. For example, you should control and restrict access to your backyard pool by:
- Installing and maintaining barriers that surround all sides of the pool, such as fencing.
- Using a self-closing and self-latching gate. Ensure the latch is high enough that a young child can’t reach it.
- Using locks and alarms for windows and doors to alert you when a family member or visitor exits the home. Alarms can also be used to alert you when someone enters the backyard pool area.
- Removing above-ground pool ladders when they aren’t being used.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for more water safety tips.