Tips and Advice

When you or your children go for a swim, please pay attention to the following:

  • Keep your children away from protective grilles and openings. Keep away from them yourself as well.
  • Make older children aware of the safety hazards of protective grilles and tell them not to lean against them or lie on top of them.
  • Children with long hair run greater risk of getting sucked into protective grilles.  Encourage children to tie hair back when in the pool.  
  • If someone is trapped by their hair cut the trapped hair off, don’t try and disentangle it.
  • Always keep a close eye on your children.
  • Do not use pools outside opening hours.
  • In the event that someone gets stuck in a protective grille do not try to pull them off – to roll them off is much more effective.
  • Be cautious when goggles etc are sucked towards protective grilles.

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