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LOSS PREVENTION TIPS

Insurance and loss prevention go hand in hand. We are owned by our policyholders and our primary goal is to help our policyholders.
Loss prevention is an important part of that help.

Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools

When the hot weather comes, the backyard swimming pool becomes a popular place. Nothing provides instant relief from hot weather quite like a swimming pool. But a pool can be a site for tragedy if common sense rules aren't followed.

Most swimming accidents are preventable, but sometimes people can become so relaxed under sunny skies that they forget to use common sense. The Peel Regional Police would like to share a few guidelines to promote fun & safety during the pool session.

  • Tell visitors your pool rules.
  • Always supervise children and young teens.
  • User personal flotation devices for support, not toys.
  • Backyard pools must be enclosed with a fence that meets the municipality law for height and other requirements. It should prevent direct access from the house, have gaps no more than ten centimetres to prevent climbing, and have a self-closing, self-latching gate with an inside latch for permanent locking. Close the pool gate, save a child's life.
  • Never leave furniture near the fence that would enable a child to climb over the fence.
  • Most children who drown in backyard pools gain access from the house. If your pool is not fenced off from the house, install child resistant locks at least 1.5 metres (five feet) above the floor on all doors leading to water.
  • Encourage sobriety from your guests when entertaining near the pool.
  • Designate a "pool supervisor" who knows CPR. It is advisable for parents, guardians and babysitters to know CPR.