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Safety Tips When Using Pools And Sea Water

Author : Samantha Frost

Swimming is a great activity to do especially during summer time. You can choose to go swimming on the beach or go swimming in the pool. You can snorkel and explore the riches of the ocean beds or go scuba diving to discover what lies under the sea. However, sometimes we take for granted that there are hazards even to this fun-filled activity. Sometimes accidents happen and you or your kids might be exposed to certain dangers.

There are actually different ways to prevent this from happening. You have to make sure that you know the safety tips that will help you avoid these dangers and keep you, your friends and your family safe at all times.

Here are some of the tips that you should know about when swimming on the pools or sea water:

It is very important to wear sun protective clothing and uv swimwear wherever you go swimming. These types of clothing will help prevent the harmful rays of the sun from damaging your skin. Aside from applying sunscreen, wearing sun hats while on the beach or beside the pool will also lessen your exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Never ever leave children without adult supervision especially in public pools. Studies have shown that there are lots of cases of accidents in the pool that involves children because they are allowed to roam around without direct supervision. Keep a close eye on your children when swimming on the pool or even the beach.

If you have a pool at your home, always clean it and treat the water with chemicals to help cleanse it. This will help you avoid micro organisms from dwelling in stagnant pool waters and therefore prevent anyone from catching a disease while swimming on the pool.

When you go diving or snorkeling, it is best to wear stinger suits and dive skins. This will help protect you from sea creatures that might sting you while under water. Once you go back to the surface, these protective clothing will also help prevent the sun's rays from seeping through your skin.

Surf rash and tights are not just for the surfers, they're for swimmers too. Whether you are swimming on the pool, playing water sports on the beach or basically running around under the sun, these protective clothing will definitely give you more protection than any ordinary anti-ultraviolet products like sunblock and sunscreen lotions.

When swimming in the ocean, always be mindful of strong currents. If you don't feel confident that you can fight these currents or swim back to the shores, then don't go too far where the current will set you adrift farther and father away from the shores.

Remember that swimming is a fun activity, but you should also bear in mind the safety tips so you will have a better time enjoying this activity. It is always safe to let these reminders guide you on how to prevent certain dangers from happening to you and to protect your family and friends as well.

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Jay Edmond is an expert when it comes to sun protection clothing and UV swimwear, with over 9 years experience in the Ultra-Violet radiation protection industry. for more information visit EcoStinger sun protection clothing website.

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Tags:   sun protection clothing, uv swimwear, sun hats, stinger suits, dive skins, surf, rash, tights

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