Most people that go to the pool will not actually think about safety. They will just want to have fun and they will most likely neglect the safety rules that are placed at the entrance. This is definitely something that should never happen. While others simply try not to get their luxury watches wet, others are more attentive. You should fall into the second category and make sure that you respect all the rules of the pool. Those rules have been issued in order to protect you and all the other people that go there.
It is a really good idea to avoid any swimming pool that does not display a permit at the entrance or that does not include a list of safety requirements. You cannot miss the safety rules list as it usually includes reference to the people that are not allowed to use the pools and how to react in the event that something bad happens.
You are also interested in the staff that is present. You want to be sure that there is some sort of a lifeguard and that he/she is prepared to react properly in the event that something will go wrong. In addition, if anyone in your group does not know how to swim it is a really good idea that you never leave that person out of your sight.
You will need to educate your children. Most of the accidents that happen around swimming pools involve them and unfortunately most of the casualties are under 10 years old. It is really easy for a child to not follow a safety rule, slip and hit his head. Not all swimming pool related accidents will happen inside the pool. In fact, most of them happen in the area right around the pool. It is your responsibility as a parent to also keep an eye on your children and to make sure that they respect the rules too. It is true that there is someone that is responsible but in the event of something that happens out of your neglect, the life guard will never be considered responsible.