Water parks are fun places for Florida residents to visit during the summer. However, it’s important to stay safe while you’re there and follow a few simple tips.
Watch your children
Watch your kids at all times. Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are more likely to drown while at a water park. Even if they know how to swim and there are lifeguards around, things can happen and lifeguards might not watch swimmers as closely as they should. Keep an eye on your kids and stay on alert in case they need help.
Wear life vests
Water parks are filled with many different fun water rides and attractions. As a result, it’s important for your and your kids to wear life vests at all times. You should still continue supervising children at all times when they play in the water.
Be careful when walking
Running around poolside areas can be dangerous. It’s common to experience a slip and fall accident that can lead to injuries as the area is wet. However, it’s possible to have an accident around the poolside and even in other areas because of wet, slippery conditions. If you’re walking and suddenly slip, you might have cause for a premises liability lawsuit.
Avoid becoming dehydrated
You can avoid dehydration and sun poisoning by staying well-hydrated throughout the day and wearing sunscreen. Use a waterproof sunscreen with SPF 15 and reapply it every two to three hours. Stay out of direct sunlight if possible and wear a hat when you’re planning to be at the water park for hours.
Follow the rules
Water parks have rules. You should follow them to stay safe. Some rides are inappropriate for very young children, so know which rides your kids are permitted to enjoy.