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How do you keep guests safe in a swimming pool?

As summer draws closer, you may think about the parties you will host at your New Jersey home. If you have a swimming pool, though, you generally need to make sure you take the precautions necessary to keep these parties safe.

It important for you to remember that guests may sometimes be injured around a swimming pool. SwimmingPool.com says that you should make sure your pool meets all of the local safety requirements. You should usually have more than one ladder so people can get in and out of the pool easily. These ladders typically need to have handrails that children can easily hold onto. Additionally, you should ensure that the rungs of the ladders have a width of at least three inches.

People may sometimes be injured when they use a diving board or water slide. It a good idea to make sure that everyone who uses the water slide goes feet first. People also should not dive or slide into the pool if someone is underneath the diving board or water slide. Additionally, you should usually make sure that your pool is deep enough to have these features. Once you know your pool has the right depth, it is important to make sure diving boards and water slides are always situated at the deep end.

It is also important to make sure that people behave in a way which emphasizes safety. Adults should usually not swim immediately after drinking alcohol, and it is a good idea for people to stay out of the pool if they have just taken medication or eaten. You should also ensure that children are always supervised when they are in the pool.

This information is general in nature. It should not be used in place of legal advice.

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