Here are some suggestions for the best hot tub temperature to be both relaxing and healthy: For most healthy adults, 100° F is safe and water should not exceed 104° F. Healthy kids should soak for a short period in water no more than 98° F. Try lowering the water temperature for a fun way [...]
1. Touch the water. Progress to splashing with hands and feet. 2. Blowing bubbles. Start by blowing bubbles through a straw. Progress to blowing bubbles directly in the water. 3. Take it slow. Get your child used to having their face wet. Encourage with a positive attitude. Have fun! -Always provide close supervision.
If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count. Know when and how to call 9-1-1. Enroll in a Red Cross program for skills to respond to an emergency. Keep safety equipment, life jackets, first aid kit, and your cell phone near the pool and hot tub.
Pool and spa chemicals are needed to keep the water clean, sanitized, and comfortable to use. Here are some tips to store and handle these chemicals: Read labels and follow instructions. Store chemicals away from your-pharmacies.com fertilizers and flammable items. Store chemicals in a dry, well-ventilated area. Do not re-use containers for other non-chemical uses. [...]
Don’t forget your sunscreen · Use at least a 30 SPF that protects against UVA and UVB rays. · Apply sunscreen to uncovered skin, even on a cloudy day. · Use one ounce of sunscreen (about the size of your palm). · Don’t forget the top of feet, ears, and head. · Reapply every two [...]
Simple Steps Save Lives -Stay close and alert to children in and around pools and hot tubs -Learn and practice water safety skills -Use appropriate water safety equipment For more information: nationalwatersafetymonth.org
With spring under way and temperatures warming up, it is time to get back in the water. Swimming pools and spas are a great place to have fun. Swim lessons are a valuable, lifesaving skill. Learn to swim and make sure your kids know how to swim. Young children should still be supervised, regardless of [...]
¨ Active supervision is key to prevent accidents around water. ¨ Always keep children in sight, with no obstruction by pool toys or patio furniture. ¨ Avoid distractions and be ready to enter the water. ¨ Do not rely on inflatable toys or pool noodles as a replacement for approved life jackets. ¨ Keeping a [...]
for your hot tub and swimming pool. In addition to adult supervision, one or more of the following primary barriers will ensure more safety for your kids and pets. · Fencing: Minimum 4-foot-high enclosure, non-climbable, self-closing, and self-latching gates. · Safety cover: Impenetrable and covering entire water surface. · Locks: Cover closed and locked when not in use.
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