While many Scottsdale residents enjoy their swimming pool year-round, the official start of pool season is finally upon us here in Arizona. That means that you, your friends, and your family will likely be spending more time in the pool in the near future and the Scottsdale pool service pros here at 360 Pool Services want to make sure your fun in the sun is as safe as possible. May is National Water Safety Month, and in honor of this annual event, we’re happy to provide you with four water safety tips to help keep you safe in the pool. Let’s review them now.

Water Safety 101

Learn How to Swim

This might seem a little obvious, but it is important enough that we feel it is worth mentioning. Both adults and children should have learned how to swim before they jump into the pool. Simply knowing how to doggie paddle isn’t enough — swimmers need to have the essential skills and techniques down pat in order to be safe in the pool.

Supervise Children Around Water

Children should never be left alone around a pool, even if they have taken proper swimming lessons. It is especially important for homeowners who have a pool in their backyard to be extremely vigilant about their children’s safety. This might even mean installing a fence and a gate around the pool to make sure children don’t venture into the area without an adult.

Be Ready for an Emergency

Do you know what to do in case some type of emergency or accident happens at your pool? Do you have the proper safety equipment at the ready in case it is needed? While no one wants to think about pool-related emergencies, they happen all too often. Make sure you know how to spot distressed swimmers and that you know how to respond. Likewise, be sure to have a ring buoy, a rope, a pole and other safety equipment that is ready to be used if it is needed.

Keep Your Pool Clean and Safe

Although not as obvious as swimming lessons, safety equipment, and other precautions, keeping your pool clean is equally as important to swimmer safety. Maintaining proper pH levels and other chemical balances is essential to the health of your pool and your guests. Without proper cleaning and maintenance, your pool will quickly turn into a murky hazard that is unsuitable for swimming.

Scottsdale Pool Service Experts

If you’re like most pool owners, you want to do everything you can to keep your pool’s water crystal clear and balanced at all times. This can be hard to do if you don’t have the time to clean and maintain your pool properly, which can place you and your guests at risk of being exposed to harmful bacteria. Here at 360 Pool Services, our Scottsdale pool service experts have the skills and experience needed to keep your pool clean and safe all year long, allowing you to get the most out of your backyard oasis. Contact our team today to learn more about our Scottsdale pool cleaning packages and maintenance services — we look forward to hearing from you!