10 Summertime Water Safety Tips - Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling

10 Summertime Water Safety Tips


The pool can be one of your family’s favorite places and the perfect summertime spot for fun and bonding. While pools are a fantastic way to escape the Southern California heat and enjoy sunny days together, it’s always important to keep safety in mind.


At Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling, we love the water and encourage everyone to spend as much time as possible in it, but we also want to make sure people follow smart water safety tips.


Here are 10 of the most important water safety tips to keep in mind.


  • While children are in the pool they need your undivided attention. Never, ever leave children alone in the pool at any age.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that an adult who knows how to administer CPR should actively supervise children at all times.
  • Children under the age of five should never be more than an arm’s length away from the supervising adult at all times.
  • Keep rescue equipment accessible at all times.
  • Especially when younger children are present, put up a fence creating a barrier between your home and your pool so children can’t get into the pool area without your knowledge.
  • After using the pool, remove any pool toys from in and around the pool to avoid the temptation to get in the water.
  • Always designate one adult to be the “Water Watcher.” That way there’s no confusion about who’s watching the children. Switch the designated adult as necessary.
  • When children are getting too rowdy, calmly remove them from the pool and explain the dangers to them. Don’t let them return to the pool until they have calmed down.
  • Don’t confuse air-filled swimming aids, like water wings or puddle jumpers, with life jackets. They are not the same thing.
  • Finally, never make assumptions. Just because your child knows how to swim does not mean that he or she is always safe in the water and no longer needs supervision.

Following these water safety tips will help ensure that you have a fun and safe summer in and around the pool. There are also great resources for families on the PoolSafely.gov website. There’s even the Pool Safely Pledge that your whole family can take to make sure everyone is committed to pool and water safety. We hope you continue to have an awesome summer. Have fun and stay safe!


About The Company


Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling has been serving the Southern California area since 1969. As one of only 50 licensed PebbleTec® applicators in the entire United States and the exclusive SoCal referral partner of Leslie’s Pool Supplies, Gardner Remodeling is the premier pool contractor in San Diego County, LA County, Orange County, and Palm Springs.


Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling completes over 1,600 projects each year and has completed over 44,000 projects in the Southern California area. They focus solely on swimming pools and the surrounding landscaping and specialize in all aspects of pool remodeling, including pool finishes, pool tile, pool coping, pool mosaics, plumbing and electrical work, and both commercial and residential swimming pools.


As the only pool remodeling company with three showrooms to serve you – in El Cajon, Orange, and Indio – Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling has over 170 employees and has three levels of management to ensure the quality of every project. Gardner Remodeling maintains an A+ rating with the BBB and is certified by the ASPS, IPSA, and National Plasterers Council. Take a look at their gallery for inspiration and contact them to get started on your pool remodeling project.