Pool Safety Tips

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Swimming Pools of Tupelo values our customers and that means we want you and your family to enjoy your pool safely. Check out our safety tips.

  • Secure your pool with an appropriate barrier or fence measuring at least 4 feet or higher with a self-closing, self-latching gate. This barrier should be installed before or upon installation to ensure your family and loved ones are safe right from the start.

  • Keep an approved safety cover on the pool when it’s not in use. 

  • Teach your children how to swim. For best results, enroll your children in age-appropriate swim classes with trained professionals. Contact your local Parks and Rec office or Red Cross organization to learn where these classes are available near you. 

  • Keep pool clean by testing and maintaining proper chemical levels, filtration, and circulation.

  • Establish safety rules and display them clearly on signs around the pool area. Here are a few suggested rules to include:

    • No diving in the shallow area or in a pool less than six feet deep.

    • Always swim with a buddy.

    • Children must be supervised. 

    • Children who cannot swim or are not strong swimmers should wear life jackets and be accompanied in the pool by an adult at all times.

    • Stay away from drain covers.

    • No running around the pool area. 

  • Always, always ensure that children are supervised at all times, even if they know how to swim. 

  • Learn CPR. Contact your local Red Cross organization to sign up for a course. 

  • Take a watercourse from your local Red Cross and encourage your family to take it with you. If everyone can’t attend, take time to teach them what you have learned.