Residential Pool Safety

Around 400 people drown in the UK each year. Nearly 60 of these are children and young people. We believe that the majority of drownings are preventable.

  • Children and weak swimmers should be closely supervised by an adult at all times and weak swimmers should stay within the pool’s recommended safety depths
  • Never swim alone
  • Take time to check the depth, water flow and layout of pools
  • Control access to the pool by using suitable fencing, secure doors/gates and pool and/or gate alarms to monitor access to swimming pools where possible
  • Never enter the water after drinking alcohol
  • Have easy access to suitable rescue aids such as a torpedo buoy, rope or reach pole (all available from RLSS Direct)
  • Know what to do in an emergency – learn First Aid and CPR
  • Always advise guests to your pool of key safety advice
  • Always follow manufactures advice of the pool for maintenance and safety checks