Pool & Spa Safety Tips for Kids (4 and older)

  • Always swim with an adult watching you.
  • Learn how to swim.
  • Learn how to tread water, float, and get out of the pool.
  • Stay away from pool and spa drains.
  • Tie up long hair to keep it from getting caught in the drain.
  • Never run around the pool.
  • Never push, or jump on others in the pool.
  • Never dive into water less than nine feet deep.
  • Stay in a hot tub a maximum of five minutes; you will over heat or avoid them altogether.

The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.
  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.
  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.
  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.


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