Swimming Pool Maintenance Guide For Kids

Swimming Pool Maintenance Guide For Kids

Teach Your Kids How to Take Care of the Swimming Pool

From Swim University

Summer time is often the time when parents teach their kids responsiblity.  Those kids that are old enough to drive are taught that they need to get summer jobs in order to pay for their gas and insurance.  Slightly younger kids are often given jobs to start teaching responsibility.  Those fortunate indivduals with swimming pools have the perfect vehicle for teaching their kids these important values, as swimming pool maintenance requires vigilance.  This post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University gives a handy guide to using a swimming pool to convey these important lessons for adulthood while keeping the swimming pool clean and sanitary.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

I don’t think I have ever met a child that didn’t love a good swimming pool. Whether it is a pool in your backyard or a giant wave pool at a swim park, kids love pools. If you do happen to own a swimming pool, you already know how much work it is to properly maintain. So why not enlist a little help from your children to take care of the swimming pool?

While they may not be able to help you with every task depending on their age, you can still begin to teach them how to properly care for this wet playground that they love and get them to help you when you head outside to do a little pool maintenance. If you do, you will quickly find that your chores around the pool will take you significantly less time so you can spend more time enjoying your pool than you do maintaining it.

1. Teach Them to Respect the Water

Most children view pools as the ultimate playground, and rightly so. After all, a swimming pool is one of the best places that both you and your kids can have an incredible time swimming and just playing in the water. At the same time, it is paramount that you remember the dangers associated with swimming pools as well.

While you don’t want to scare your kids, they need to be taught about the potential dangers associated with pools and the importance of always being careful when around the pool or working on the pool. Kids will be kids, but that doesn’t mean they can’t understand the potential dangers a swimming pool may pose and what they need to do if they accidentally fall in.

2. Don’t Forget the Swimming Lessons

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