Pools are meant to be enjoyed, so take these simple steps to ensure your safety at your next reservation:
- Read and follow all pool safety rules shared by your Host.
- Always supervise children and remain in arm’s reach. Designate an undistracted adult (a Water Guardian) to always watch children while in and around the pool.
- Learn to Swim - All guests should have basic swimming skills (floating on their back, going under the water and surfacing, and the ability to safety enter and exit the pool) before attending a reservation and entering a host's pool.
- Those who cannot swim or do not have basic swimming skills should wear US Coast Guard approved life jackets. These floatation devices are an extra layer of protection and assist with constant visual supervision. They should not take the place of adult supervision.
- Children should not run around the pool or be in the pool area by themselves.
- Everyone should stay away from pool drains and jets.
- There should be no roughhousing, breath-holding games, dunking or throwing of swimmers.
- Learn Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - We highly recommend that at least one adult guest is CPR certified.
- Know the address of the pool in case you need to call 911 as first responders will need to know the address.
Water Safety Guidelines for Hosts
Hosts are required to prepare for your safety as well. Click here to review our Water Safety Guidelines for Hosts.