The warm weather has continued to grace Ireland this week, much to the public’s delight. It’s clear that the sunshine has had quite the positive impact on people, with dozens of families flocking to the beach every day.
Many families will set up their own swimming pools out in their back gardens, which are a huge crowd pleaser, especially if you have younger kids at home. However, the Dublin Fire Brigade has warned parents about the dangers of paddling pools.
Taking to Twitter, the team stressed the importance of supervising children in paddling pools, no matter how low the water is.
“Paddling pools are fun and a great way to keep the kids cool and entertained,” they wrote.
They stressed the risk of leaving children alone in a paddling pool. It doesn’t matter what level the water is at, the chances of drowning are still high: “Drowning can happen in only a few inches of water and is silent, there will be no splashing or screaming.”
Paddling pools are fun and a great way to keep the kids cool and entertained. Drowning can happen in only a few inches of water and is silent, there will be no splashing or screaming. Never leave kids unsupervised around paddling pools. Remember the hosepipe ban too pic.twitter.com/4PMWL1uI5G— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) July 8, 2018
Dublin Fire Brigade urged parents to keep a close eye on their children at all times: “Never leave kids unsupervised around paddling pools.”
They also reminded parents that the hosepipe ban is still in place. It has been reported that the ban may remain in place past the end of July.
The length of the ban will depend on the amount of rainfall in the coming weeks.