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10 Essential Pool Safety Tips for A Worry-Free Summer

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The Importance of Pool Safety

By following some simple guidelines and implementing essential safety tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and create a safe environment for everyone.


12 Essential Pool Safety Tips

Supervision: Always have a designated adult supervisor present when the pool is in use, especially if there are children or inexperienced swimmers. Keep your eyes on the pool at all times and avoid distractions such as phone calls or reading.


Swimming Lessons: Enroll yourself and your family members in swimming lessons to ensure everyone has the basic skills to swim safely. A strong swimming ability is an essential part of pool safety.


Regular Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain your pool to ensure all safety features are in good working condition. This includes checking the pool pump, filtration system, and pool chemistry.


Secure Pool Area: Install a fence around your inground swimming pool to prevent unauthorized access. The fence should be at least 4 feet high and have a self-latching gate to avoid the gate being left open and ensure the pool area remains secure. This will help keep children and pets away from the pool when it is not in use.


Automatic Pool Covers: Consider installing automatic pool covers for added safety. These covers can be easily operated and provide a barrier that prevents accidental falls into the pool. Always make sure to close the pool cover completely when the pool is not in use. For more information about automatic pool covers, check out our recent blog post here.


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Nonslip Pool Stairs: If you're planning for a future pool, make sure to consult your pool installer on nonslip material for your pool stairs. Note that nonslip steps are standard on all fiberglass pools by Latham Pools. This will ensure safe entry and exit from the pool, even when wet. It is also important to include handrails for extra stability and support.


Proper Lighting: Illuminate the pool area with adequate lighting to improve visibility during evening swims. This will help prevent accidents and make it easier to monitor the pool.


Remove Hazards: Keep the pool area clear of any potential hazards such as toys, furniture, or sharp objects. These items can cause accidents if someone trips or falls onto them.


Educate Your Family: Teach your family and guests about pool safety rules and guidelines. Emphasize the importance of responsible behavior around the pool and enforce these rules consistently.


Pool Safety Equipment: Keep essential safety equipment near the pool, such as life jackets, reaching poles, and a first aid kit. These items should be easily accessible in case of an emergency.


Conclusion

Remember, pool safety is a shared responsibility. Educate your family and friends about pool safety rules, enforce them consistently, and always supervise when the pool is in use. By prioritizing pool safety and following the necessary precautions, you can enjoy your inground pool to the fullest while minimizing the risk of accidents or drownings.


We make safety a priority when designing your outdoor space so you can enjoy your oasis completely stress-free. Give us a call today to start the conversation. We’ll walk you through the entire process and help you decide what features are right for you and your family.

 

Elevate Outdoor Living

(517) 996 -6464


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