How to Throw a Kids Pool Party Safely
If you’ve taken on the task of having a kids pool party at your Perth home, here are a few important things to consider.
Young kids are at extremely high risk of drowning. They are intrigued by the water, maybe they have just started swimming lessons and are super keen to get in the water — it takes only seconds with your back turned for them to be underwater gasping for air.
According to the Royal Life Saving Society, between July 2017 and July 2018 — 249 Australians drowned, and 27 of these drownings occurred in Western Australia.
If you’ve taken on the task of having a kids pool party at your home, here are a few important things to consider.
If you’re taking on the responsibility of a kids pool party, make sure you know CPR because accidents happen and you knowing CPR could be the difference of you saving a child's life.
The Royal Life Saving Society WA offer 4-hour CPR courses, you can view more details online.
“There were 29 drowning deaths in children aged 0-4yrs across Australia between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.” “Swimming Pools were the leading location for drowning among this age group.”
Clean the Pool
Make sure your water is clean and clear. If the water is cloudy and unclear, this can be extremely dangerous for kids making it hard to see the bottom or any objects that might be in the way. Check your PH levels, ensure your chemical balance is on point and if you’re not sure get in contact with Danny and get the advice of a professional Perth Pool Cleaner.
Lay down the rules
Before the party kicks off, gather all the kids around and have a chat. Let them know the rules, without being a party pooper just implement the basics;
- No running, you could slip
- No pushing
- Please no holding anyone under the water
- Jump in feet first only & make sure to check the water before you jump
- No food in the pool
Assign a lifeguard
Between the adults make sure someone is assigned as the designated watch over at all times. Rotate the responsibility, but just knowing there is a set of eyes solely supervising the kids in the pool, will make your life easier on the day while you're worrying about the food and drinks and cake.
Know the kids
Check with the parents for any underlying medical conditions, injuries or restrictions you need to know about. Know the swimming capabilities of the kids in your supervision. Ask parents to bring appropriate floatation devices if their child requires them.
Dannys Pools are here at your every need to help get your pool ready for the best kids party of all time. Call Danny today on 0415 924 550; we’ve got over 35 years experience in the Perth pool industry.