Living in Minnesota we know all too well how much our temperatures swing between summer to winter. We go from one cold extreme to a very hot extreme within a few short months. That makes having a pool in your HOA very attractive in the summertime. It’s important to keep in mind some of the most basic pool safety tips while enjoying our beautiful warm weather.
Every HOA will have their own set of rules to be aware of, but the common ones we see most often include:
- No pushing, running, or excessive horseplay in the pool area. Pools decks can be slippery.
- No swimming under the influence.
- No glass in the pool area.
- No swimming during a rain or thunderstorm.
Lifeguards are not on duty in a HOA pool. It is swim at your own risk which means you and the children the accompany you. Please be sure closely watch children while they are in the pool. Young children who are not fully potty trained must wear swim diapers to avoid contamination of the pool.
Be reasonable about the amount of noise you and your family are making while in the pool common area.
Teach children basic water safety tips and enroll them in swimming lessons.
Keep children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings to avoid entrapments.
Don’t rely on fun toys such as water wings or noodles to keep your children safe. If your child can’t swim, fit them with an appropriate personal floatation device (PFD).
Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim.