Pool Safety – The Basics
June 25, 2020
The weather is warm, summer is officially here, pools are open…
It’s the perfect time to brush up on pool safety. Pools conjure up good, fun vibes – but we have to remain ever vigilant. Accidents can happen when people get complacent.
Never allow children around a pool without competent, adult supervision. When you’re supervising kids at the swimming pool, enact common-sense guidelines such as:
- No running around the pool deck
- No diving in the shallow end
- No roughhousing
Make sure that everyone stays hydrated and be sure to employ your preferred means of protection from overexposure to the sun.
The more adults you have supervising, the better.
Even if you’re an adult and a competent swimmer, let someone else know if you go for a swim alone. Accidents happen – Better safe than sorry.
Pool Perimeter Fence
A safety fence of appropriate height and composition surrounding your pool will provide you with an extra layer of security and peace of mind.
A safety pool fence will prevent kids and pets from falling into the pool by accident. You can take this security measure a step further by adding an alarm to the locking gate. Should the gate be breached without your consent, an alarm will sound alerting you and neighbors. Pools themselves can also be equipped with alarms that sound when motion in the water is detected.
We know you keep a close watch on your loved ones, but accidents can happen. The more safety measures you take, the less likely you are to have an issue.
Safety Pool Cover
There are some phenomenal safety pool covers on the market today. These safety covers are designed to lock in place and are capable of supporting the weight of a car or even an elephant! If you don’t have a pool perimeter fence, you better at least have a locking safety cover. If your child, elderly relative, or pet were to stumble onto a safety pool cover, they’d be supported and protected.
There’s an added money-saving benefit to installing a safety pool cover…
If you cover your pool when it isn’t in use, you’ll prevent water evaporation. This means you’ll have to “top off” your pool less, saving you money on your water bill. You’ll spend less time fishing debris out of your pool as well!
At Aurora Pool, Spa and Billiard, we are all about pool safety. If you have any questions about any of the above-mentioned types of products, contact us. We can help you plan a safety strategy for your pool – and we can get you the finest pool safety products on the market.