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Summer Splash and Safety

It’s important to know and maintain some basic safety practices to protect everyone’s well-being and health, so your afternoon dips are worry-free.

Article by Showcase Properties of Central Florida

Photography by Lesulie Collins & Showcase Properties

Originally published in Gainesville City Lifestyle

It’s important to know and maintain some basic safety practices to protect everyone’s well-being and health, so your afternoon dips are worry-free.

In a subtropical climate like Florida, a pool is a tool for survival. Summer heat is challenging enough, but add to that the cloying humidity that’s so close, you almost feel like you could squeeze water directly from the air in your fist. The solace of a sparkling pool can combat utter stupefaction and heat stroke, and part of the fun is keeping it safe:

Drains

The suction is strong; jewelry, hair, and even your swimsuit can get pulled in and trap a swimmer under the surface. Make a list of safety rules prohibiting jewelry and other items and be sure everyone understands them. Clean drains regularly and keep a pair of scissors where you can get to them quickly.

Water Chemicals

Water quality is essential; improper chemical balance can cause earaches, skin irritations, and even burns. Learn how to properly measure and maintain the correct PH level, and store your chemicals in a safe place away from children and pets.


First Aid Kit

With all the fun of cavorting in the pool comes the occasional bump or scrape, so it’s always a good idea to have a kit stocked with necessities like bandages, calamine lotion, sunscreen, antiseptic wipes, and antibiotic ointment.


Check out our blog for more information and resources, plus additional links for ideas we found: showcaseocala.com/gl-july-2023