How to Have a Safe Pool Day
The weather is heating up and that can only mean one thing — pool day! Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or this is your first time in the water, it’s important for the whole family to stay safe while enjoying a day by the pool. Advance ER is here with some tips for a successful summer of safe sun, play, and relaxation.
Read more: Summer Outdoor Safety Tips
Swimming is a great way to stay active and cool off, but it’s important to be aware of the risks that come with being in the water. Make sure you or your children are taking swimming lessons so everyone knows how to swim safely. If you have small children, it is essential for them to wear life jackets or floaties at all times. It’s also important to be aware of the depth of the water and if there are any drop-offs.
Never swim alone and always stay alert when watching young ones swim.
Protect Your Skin
Wearing sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Be sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 before you go out into the sun — even if it’s cloudy. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
Staying hydrated is also key to a fun and safe day in the sun. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you’re not thirsty. You should also avoid sugary drinks like sodas and juices, which can make you more dehydrated.
If you’re experiencing severe dehydration, come see our team at Advance ER for treatment.
Emergency Services You Can Rely on This Summer
By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a fun and safe day at the pool this summer! However, if something does go wrong, Advance ER is here to help you or your family this season. Visit us online or in person today!