When you purchase your new swimming pool from Sunny’s Pools & More, there are some swimming pool safety tips you should consider for your whole family. Enjoying your new pool with the family is a great way to spend your summer days. To keep everyone safe, here is a list of tips that help you enjoy your pool safely.
No matter if you have an above-ground or semi-inground pool, you should always consider a fence. You cannot monitor your pool 24/7, with a protective locked fence, you can keep kids out when not supervised. In addition, some cities require a fence at a certain height as well. For above ground make sure to have a lockable ladder or steps as well. Also, you may consider an alarm system for added protection.
Having a first aid near the pool area is always a good idea. For deeper pools, a life ring or a life hook should be close by as well. A life hook can be used to pull someone to safety quickly and is always recommended. Make sure to inspect your first aid kit, life ring, and life hook each season to assure they are in proper condition. Pool chemicals are a necessity to keep your pool water clean and safe.
When it comes to chemicals make sure to store them properly. Younger kids may get into the chemicals harming themselves. Also, make sure to wear protective wear when handling chemicals. Finally, store your chemicals in a well ventilated and secure area out of reach of small children (pets too!).
One thing people do not think of are drain covers. Small young children have been hurt from the suction of drains so make sure to properly cover the drain or filter. Owners of private swimming pools should have at least one person who knows CPR. Hopefully, you will not have to use it, but having someone who knows it is always a good idea. Setting some base rules for everyone is another great safety step. Rules such as no running on a wet deck, or no swimming without an adult. Setting rules will help keep everyone safe.
These are just a few tips of having a safe pool this summer. Of course, if you are looking for a new pool, visit your local Sunny’s Pools & More for everything you need to build the pool of your dreams!