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Swimming Pool Safety and Etiquette Tips

The Residences at Great Pond Blog, Randolph, MA  Prepare for positive experiences at our apartment community swimming pool by brushing up on basic pool safety and etiquette tips.

Summer is here in Randolph, MA, so you’re probably getting geared up for a relaxing day by the pool here at The Residences at Great Pond. Take advantage of this convenient amenity by visiting our community swimming pool just steps from your apartment. Help ensure you, anyone you’re with, and any other visitors at the pool have a great time by following these etiquette and safety tips.


Be aware of the small dangers.

Wet pavement can lead to slips, bruises, and scrapes — if not worse — so practice walking, and not running, with kids. Teach them to stay away from suction outlets and drains so no hair or clothing gets caught in them. Get in the habit of always wearing sunscreen and appropriate swimwear. Always swim with a buddy, and know where those you’re swimming with are at all times. If you know the potential for danger, you and your children can easily avoid it.


Take breaks.

Time flies when you’re having fun, making it easy to forget that it’s time to take a break to hydrate or go to the restroom — especially for the kids. Take a shower before you get in the water to wash away the dirt and grime from the day. Schedule restroom breaks as soon as you’re finished washing. This may seem like a hassle, but it’s much quicker and less annoying than needing to halt your festivities while you wait for the pool to be cleaned from an accident.


Be mindful of others.

Politeness doesn’t go out the window when you’re having fun. Keep splashing to a minimum, or at least stay out of the way of others when you’re letting loose. Give people space out of the water, as well, on or off the deck. Politely communicate your needs and ask others about theirs when necessary so you can all have a great time.


What other pool etiquette and safety tips would you add to our list? Share your ideas with the rest of us by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading. We hope you have a great time at our community swimming pool in the upcoming summer months!