Public Heath - Dayton & Montgomery County is celebrating “Healthy and Safe Swimming Week” May 21 to 27. Public Health’s pool inspectors work all summer long to ensure that Montgomery County’s 344 public pools are safe for swimmers.

You can do your part to have a safe time at the pool by following some simple recommendations. All of which are intended to help keep the pools clean and to help keep you safe.

Summer Pool Safety Recommendations:

  1. To reduce bacteria, shower before entering the pool.
  2. Do not swim if you have diarrhea.
  3. Stay hydrated on hot days by drinking water.
  4. Use waterproof sunscreen.
  5. Do not leave children unattended.
  6. Do not swim during a thunderstorm.
  7. Have a phone available to call for help.
  8. If you can’t see the bottom of the pool, don’t swim.
  9. Do not drink pool water.
  10. Do not urinate in the pool.

Public Health’s pool inspectors have created this video to remind you how to stay safe.

https://youtu.be/pMOjB146LR0

The following is a list of pool safety resources.

https://www.poolsafely.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/
https://www.epa.gov/beaches

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