Swimming pools are prone to accidents. The floors can be slippery, the kids are running around unconcerned and the environment itself is a place of freedom for kids, most especially. Simple or minor accidents often happen around the pool. Hence, a first aid kit is essential and the items inside it must be modified that will best cater to the kind of injuries that happen often.


  • compress dressings
  • adhesive bandages that come in all sizes
  • adhesive cloth tape
  • antibiotic ointment packets 5 antiseptic wipe packets
  • packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • blanket (space blanket)
  • breathing barrier
  • instant cold compress
  • pair of nonlatex gloves
  • hydrocortisone ointment packets
  • Scissors
  • roller bandage
  • roller bandage
  • sterile gauze pads
  • sterile gauze pads
  • Oral thermometer
  • triangular bandages
  • Tweezers

Swimming Pool Other Emergency Essentials


Blood Clean-Up Kit – To further ensure that you can abide by the standards of medical aid and safety protocols, a clean-up kit for blood must also be included in your first aid kit.

Lifeguard Equipment – Your first aid kit is not the only medical aid essential. To prevent injuries from happening, it is ideal to equip your lifeguard with all the important equipment needed for the rescue.

  • Rescue Tubes
  • Backboards
  • Guard Chairs

Multiple Kits – Every personnel in your swimming pool area must always have waist packs for medical aid so first aid can be done immediately. Mini kits and auxiliary medical supplies are also essential.


Fire Extinguisher – Although swimming pools are a wet environment, that doesn’t mean it is not prone to fire. Most fires in pools start with a faulty wire. So, to take immediate action in cases of emergency, fire extinguishers must be placed in areas where fire can possibly spark.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms – Swimming pools can also experience some mishaps when carbon monoxide is imbalanced. So, to prevent this from happening, install a carbon monoxide alarm inside your pump room.

Flashlights – Power outages are also a common incident that can trigger accidents. When the lights go out, people tend to panic, especially kids. So, when this happens, every swimming pool personnel must have flashlights ready and easily accessible to maintain order when electricity is out.

Supply Auditing – It’s not enough to simply buy all the medical supplies without giving attention to their expiry date. Nothing is worst than giving an injured little boy an expired medicine. It can drive more danger to his life and even bigger medical problems. Also, lifeguard equipment, fire extinguishers, flashlights, alarms, and other essential equipment must be assessed regularly to ensure that they are fully functional. You’ll never know when you need them and when that happens,s they will all come in very handy and useful.

First aid is an important aspect that saved many lives or prevented bigger injuries. To make sure your environment is a safe place for people to play, rest, swim, and relax, it is a must to follow all the safety protocols for swimming pools. Additionally, it is equally important that your staff are knowledgeable and knows how to perform first aid.