As the weather starts to warm up a bit, this is the perfect season for families to rush to the Swimming Pool and take a plunge in icy,cool waters.
Families with pools in their homes have been advised on how to carry out proper maintenance and the rules to follow in order to prevent accidents from happening.

The most recent drowning incident took place last February when a 18-month old omani boy drowned in a Swimming Pool inside a villa in Ras Al Khaimah.

Abu Dhabi Police called on landlords of residential buildings to increase the level of supervision in the swimming pool area, and urged parents not to leave their children unattended, or let them swim alone without an adult person.

The 5 Rules :

To Prevent children from drowning, police urged parents and landlords to :

  1. Install a fence around the swimming pool area.
  2. Ensure there is a non-slippery floor around the pool.Make sure floats,tubes,toys and cleaning equipment are stored away from the water when they’re not in use.
  3. Provide Swimming equipment such as life jackets and arm floats.
  4. Close all the doors that lead to the swimming pool.
  5. Never leave the child unattended and watch them all times.

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