Archive for the ‘Swimming Pool and Beach Safety’ Category

CPSC Warns of Danger of Water Walking Balls

Friday, June 17th, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to stop participating in water walking.

What is Water Walking?

An individual climbs into the large, see-through plastic ball; it is inflated with a blower through the zipper opening; and the zipper is closed, making the ball air-tight. The ball, with the person locked inside, then rolls around on a number of surfaces, including water and grass. (more…)

Summer Safety – Part 2 – Swimming and Pool Safety

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Pools are a great place for summertime fun. Unfortunately, pools can also be the scene of very serious accidents. Over 3,500 people died last year from unintentional drowning accidents alone.

Here are some basic tips to review with your family to help keep everyone safe.

Dangers to children

Children are always at the greatest risk of having a swimming accident. Following a few easy rules could make all the difference.

Keep toys, towels, chairs or anything that can easily trip someone away from the edge of the pool. Slip and fall accidents occur easily enough on the wet surface surrounding a pool.

Although it seems like common sense, keep tricycles, bikes, Power-Wheels, and skateboards off of the pool deck. Children can accidentally ride these into the pool and could quickly turn a carefree joyride into a tragedy.

Additional dangers

It seems basic but keeping electrical appliances away from the water can avoid many deadly situations. Also, know the depth of the water and do not allow any diving into shallow water.

Precaution can outweigh the tragic effects of an accident at the pool.

Swimming Pool and Beach Safety Tips

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

At Cellino & Barnes, we believe water safety is very important. Memorial Day weekend is a popular time for many New Yorker’s to open their pools for the swimming season and to gather at area waterways.

The following safety tips may help keep you and your loved ones safer around the pool and at the beach.

 Pool Safety Tips

1. Place a fence or wall around your pool, at least 4 feet high.
2. Keep furniture that could be used for climbing into the pool area away from fences.
3. Don’t leave pool toys and floats in the pool. They may attract young children to the water.
4. Make sure ladders are secured and locked or removed from the pool when not in use.
5. Invest in a pool alarm.
6. Never leave a child unsupervised near a pool.
7. Do not allow a young child in the pool without an adult.
8. Do not use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision.
9. Learn CPR.
10. Keep rescue equipment by the pool, including a telephone.

Beach Safety Tips

1. Learn to swim
2. Swim near a lifeguard
3. Never swim alone
4. Supervise children closely, even when lifeguards are present
5. Don’t rely on flotation devices, such as rafts, you may lose them in the water
6. If caught in a rip current, swim sideways until free, don’t swim against the current’s pull
7. Don’t consume alcohol and then go swimming
8. Don’t dive into unfamiliar waters go feet first
9. If you are in trouble, call or wave for help
10. Ask a lifeguard about the conditions before entering unfamiliar water.