Heat Safety Tips for Granite Bay Pool Owners

Heat Safety Tips for Granite Bay Pool Owners

High temperatures increase the risks of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Stay cool this summer in Granite Bay by following these precautions.

Drink water

Your body needs liquids to help regulate temperature. Drink water and other non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. (Waiting until you’re thirsty could be a sign that you’re already dehydrated.) Also remember to drink plenty of water or sports drinks containing electrolytes before, during, and after exercising to keep your body cool.

Monitor outdoor activities

Limit exercise or strenuous physical activity to early mornings and evenings when the temperature outside is cooler. Reduce, stop, or reschedule outdoor activities during periods of excessive heat.

Dress “lightly”

Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing; avoid dark colors as they absorb heat and sunlight.

Relax, & drink lots of water on those hot summer days

Rest often

If you need to be outdoors during high temperatures, be sure to take frequent breaks in shady areas. Drinking sports drinks with electrolytes will replace the minerals and salt you lose through your sweat and help maintain your energy level throughout the day, as well as prevent muscle cramps.
Stay cool

Spend more time in air-conditioned places during excessive heat. If you do not have an air conditioner, go to a library, mall, or other location with air conditioning to reduce your risk of heat illnesses.

Check on family, friends, neighbors, and the elderly

Check on loved ones who do not have air conditioning, or who live alone, or who are more likely to be affected by the heat, such as children, seniors and anyone with health problems.

Keep an eye on pets

Check on your animals frequently to ensure they have plenty of water and shade and are not suffering from the heat. Never leave pets—or children—alone in enclosed vehicles.

Read the Red Cross’ Heat Wave Safety Checklist for more tips on staying safe in the heat.