Summer is the most dangerous time of the year for drownings and many of those are in outdoor swimming pools. The USCPSC (The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission) reports and average of 150 drownings each year.The best way to protect your friends and family from such a disaster occurring on your property is to take preventative measures.
- Use a lockable cover on hottubs to prevent children from accessing it unsupervised.
- Invest in an water alarms that will tell you immediately if someone is near or in your pool. There are a ton of different types of pool alarms on the market.
- Learn how to do CPR on adults and kids! This is a good skill to have even if you don’t have a pool!
- Have a float, reaching poll, life ring, and other lifesaving equipment close by your pool or even if you have a pond on your property.
- Teach any young kids who are frequently around a pool or spa to swim.
- Ensure that a self-latching and self-closing gate of at least 4 feet in height is erected around the entire perimeter of any swimming pool. You can even get an alarmed gate.
- Designate at least one adult at all times, who is 100% focused on watching kids when they are playing in or around any open body of water.
- Make sure that you have the proper insurance coverage to protect your assets should the unspeakable happen.
- Consider getting an outdoor security system that has a good night time camera.
Property owners in Kentucky and Indiana have specific obligations to prevent anyone (but especially children) from drowning or being otherwise hurt by pools , spas, or ponds on their property.