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Swimming Pools & Pond Safety

Swimming pools are a splashing good time! 

Follow the swimming pool code to make sure everyone stays safel

It's much safer to have a locked fence around a swimming pool.  Young children are at great risk of wandering into a garden, or that of a next door neighbour, and falling in. Swimming pool covers do not keep children from falling into the water.


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Lifeguards are present at all public swimming pools and some hotel pools in Jersey.  They are there for your safety so make sure you listen to what they have to say.

Most swimming pools will have a list of pool rules, read this before going into the water.
General rules are:

  • Have a quick shower before going into the water as this helps keep the water cleanlifeguard chair
  • Wait one hour before swimming if you have eaten
  • Don't run on the poolside, the tiles are slippery when wet
  • Beware of the water depth, diving is only safe if the water is at least 1.5 metres. At Les Quennevais Swimming Pool diving is forbidden.
  • Do not swim under diving boards
  • Wait for the lights to change or the lifeguard to wave when using flumes/waterslides
  • Keep your head above water in Jacuzzis and spas, lifeguards cannot see you easily because of the bubbles.

Home swimming pool safety is mega important.  Don't go into the pool unless there is an adult around.

swimmingIf you are in a private swimming or paddling pool, make sure there is an adult there to watch you all the time.  Keep an extra eye on little children and make sure you put all of your pool toys away and out of the pool when you have finished with them.

Remember to dial 999 and ask for an ambulance if you need help.