RESTRICT AND CONTROL ACCESS TO WATER
Backyard pools should be surrounded on all four sides with a barrier (at least 1.2m or 4ft tall) that restricts access to the pool with self-closing and self-latching mechanisms at each entrance. Refrain from propping gates open or disabling alarms on doors that connect to pools or spas.
WITHIN ARMS REACH
Drowning is a silent killer and can happen in as little as 10 seconds. Parents and caregivers must be near (within arms reach) their children whenever they are near the water.
Get PROPERLY trained
Ensure you have lifejackets and emergency equipment, including a rescue buoy, first aid kit, and a phone in the immediate pool area.
Clear toys and flotation devices away from the pool when not in use. Keep hazardous pool chemicals out of sight and reach from children. Make sure there are no items near the pool fence that would aid climbing. Maintain and repair pool fence and pool as necessary. Check local bylaw for region specific regulations.
establish a set of pool rules
Ensure everyone using your backyard pool follows the pool rules.