Summer’s in full swing and the glory of swimming season has arrived! There’s nothing like putting on your suit, grabbing the sunscreen, and heading outdoors for a dip in the cool water. But are there extra precautions you need to take during the dog days of summer? Here are three life-saving hot weather pool safety tips to keep you and your family safe.
Know the Signs
When summer days are blazing, it’s important to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Watch for an elevated heart rate, dizziness, clammy hand and feet, and shortness of breath. If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms, move to a cooler place, lay down, and seek medical attention, if necessary.
Hot Weather Hydratation
Although you are neck-deep in water, dehydration is something to watch for – especially in children. To keep your kids hydrated, make sure they have a drink close at hand. A water bottle or juice box can help beat the summer heat. Cool, juicy fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe and oranges can also make fantastic hydrating snacks.
Remember & Reapply
You might remember to slather on the sunscreen before you dive in. But if you’ve been in the water for an extended period of time, don’t forget to reapply every so often. Even the best sunscreen can wash off and water down after time in the pool. So, declare a break, grab your gang, and spray or squirt a new layer of protection on each person. Your skin with thank you!
Enjoy Your Efforts
With the best safety precautions, you are sure to have a summer that floats your boat. And with an incredible pool from Fronheiser Pools, your summer couldn’t get any better. Enjoy your swim time this year! When you need water testing, pool toys, chemicals, answers, or service, give us a call. We are here to make sure you have an enjoyable swim season all summer long.