I would like to get any advice on safe practices, tools, products that you veterans use on a regular basis. Recently, we had a wake-up call. While my wife and 2 yr oldwere at the pool, the 2 yr old fell in the deep end (doesn't swim yet). She was flailing about with her head just below the water and my wife quickly got to her and held her up. Very scary moment for the both of them. We luckily had just taught her how to hold her breath underwater and she actually did a good job when she fell in. After discussing the ramifications of this we have decided a few things:
-the little one will always wear her pfd when at the pool (until she can swim)
-always have a phone out at the pool (for 911, the phone was NOT out during this incident)
-my wife and teenage daughter will take CPR courses (I'm already certified)
-we are getting a pool alarm and an extra fence (aluminum/wrought iron type) that closes off the pool inside our privacy fence
-we already have extra latches (high) on all the doors leading outside
Any suggestions, tips, etc. on pool safety with or without young kids will be greatly appreciated.