Having a swimming pool is though giving an edge to your property, but you should also make sure your pool is safe and healthy to access, especially for kids. Since you are well aware of the increasing cases of unintentional drowning at private as well as public pools, you must get all the safety measures that make your pool safe to use.
There is a myriad number of safety measures I can suggest, but for now, here are only the imperative ones –
Latching gate with self-closing feature –
This is quite obvious for pool gate to have self-closing latch mechanism as a person can’t always remember to close the gate after taking a dip. More importantly, he won’t hang around in the pool all the time, which poses a grave danger to kids. Whether your pool is filled with water or empty, it’s always a hazardous zone for children due to the depth of the pool. This is why,you must install a gate with self-closing latch mechanism right after the installation of your inground pool.
Pool Fencing Also Plays a Crucial Role –
Owning a pool is a kind of luxury, but at the same time, it is dangerous too (if proper safety measures are not taken). Proper fencing will surely cut back on accident risks, but the predicament is which is the right fencing type since there is a variety of fencing choices available on the market. Glass fencing is one of the most popular picks, but I would rather suggest you to go for aluminum tube fencing or wood fencing. Although, both of these options are slightly expensive than glass pool fencing, but as far as endurance and weather-resistance is concerned, wood will last longer than its counterparts. Moreover, wood fencing will prove to be a better safety measure than glass fencing.
Get A Cover For Your Pool –
It’s not all year round you will be using your pool. The peak time for pool shower is during summer and then the urge gradually declines. During winter, you won’t even think of putting your feet in the cold pool water. How should you then keep your pool healthy and maintained? Yes, by covering it with any of these following cover types – Solar pool cover, thermal pool cover, automated and the special winter pool cover. Better is choosing automated pool cover, since it can be used whenever you need. For example, when you are out on a vacation. Apart from this, what safety benefits you enjoy from a pool cover are –
- It reduces the requirement of make-up pool water since the water does not evaporate due to scorching heat
- It prevents dirt and debris from falling into the water, which further could have a cleaning requirement.
- It also reduces the consumption of pool water chemical by 40%-55%.
Final Words –
It’s mandatory to ensure all the safety measures mentioned above, irrespective any financial condition. Your responsibility does not end with the installation of swimming pool merely. According to Swimming Pool Safety Act (1972), you are obligated to employ everything that ensures safety of a human life. Smart move is charting out a plan, which includes all the requirements for the project along with a clear-cut picture of your budget. If you could settle your budget distinctively, the project can then be pulled off successfully.