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01 August 2011

Safety - Swimming

General:

-Every swimming, completely remove the solar blanket to prevent a swimmer gets stuck under it

-Do not swim if there is thunder or lightning storms

-Keep a buoyant aid and a pole near the pool

-Never dive into an above ground pool

-Never let children swim unattended

-Follow carefully all the manufacturer's instructions for storage and use of chemicals. It is recommended to them store in a dry place, out of reach of children

-Make sure before you swim that you can see the hard bottom drain

-Follow all the manufacturer's instructions on the use and maintenance of all pool accessories (pump, filter, water heater)

-Always have at hand a complete first aid kit and emergency numbers to call if needed

-Encourage learning rescue techniques with your family and your friends

Chemicals : May cause irritation, discomfort and pain to result in burns and wounds.

Solution : Rinse with water for 15 minutes. If the chemicals went on clothes, remove them.

In the eye : May cause pain, dizziness and tears.

Solution : Rinse with water for 15 minutes, put on sterile swabs on both eyes and transport the injured person to the hospital.

Inspired : May cause coughing, dizziness and difficulty breathing.

Solution : Move the person to an area far from the chemicals and install the person in a well ventilated area. Perform artificial respiration if necessary.

Swallowed : May cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea

Solution : Treaty the person for poisoning, call the poison control center in the area and follow their instructions. Do not induce vomiting.

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