Don’t Forget These Safety Measures When Installing a Pool

When you start looking at swimming pools to install on your property, it’s easy to get caught up in aesthetics. You want to make sure the swimming pool suits your property, so you put a lot of time and effort into its shape, colour, and even the texture of the tiles.

However, of even more importance are safety measures. How will you keep pool users safe? It might be worth considering some of the following safety features.

A Pool Fence

At the same time you’re looking at swimming pool designs, consider which pool fence you will choose around the pool to keep your friends and family safe. There are many different design options, ranging from glass pool fencing to steel, but whichever one you choose should have self-closing and self-latching gates with child-proof features.

Pool Safety Covers

You might invest in a pool cover to keep debris out of your pool, but pool safety covers have one extra feature: they may keep your family safe. These covers are designed to support a person’s weight, which means if someone falls into your pool with the lid on, they can walk right off it without the risk of falling into the swimming pool itself.

Pool Alarms

Even though pool safety covers and fencing can provide excellent protection around a swimming pool, you can go one step further with a pool alarm. These products install around a pool gate, perimeter, door, window, or even floating on the pool itself.

The alarm sounds when it senses movement or pressure, depending on the model you buy. Even if you’re in another part of your home, you can be alerted to the presence of someone in or around your pool area.

Rescue and First Aid Equipment

Accidents and injuries can happen when you least expect them. Be prepared for any eventuality by assembling a kit incorporating rescue and first aid supplies. Lifesaver rings, a first aid kit, inflatable vests, and even rescue tubes can be helpful additions to poolside equipment.

Consider investing in a small shed to sit next to the pool for quick and easy access should you ever need to use any of them.

Signage

If many family members and friends are using your pool, consider adding signage that reminds them of your expectations and areas that require extra care. For example, if your collection has a deep end, include signage that states ‘deep end’. Signs that say ‘no jumping’ and ‘slippery when wet’ may also be helpful.

Even having a list of rules by the pool for the younger members of your family can help keep everyone safe, such as ‘no running’ and ‘no pool use without a caregiver’.

Railings

Railings around steps and pool entry areas can offer many homeowners complete peace of mind. It can be far too easy to slip and fall on steps when entering or exiting the pool, so rails offer extra support where you need it most.

Swimming pools can be exciting additions to any home, but they can require a lot of preparation. Protect your family and friends by installing safety features like gates, pool covers, alarms, and rescue equipment. All pool users can then enjoy being safe and having fun simultaneously.

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