5 Tips on How to Keep Your Pool Safe
September 30, 2021
5 Tips on How to Keep Your Pool Safe

There’s nothing better than going for a dip in the pool at the end of a long day. Every pool owner knows that a safe swim is the best kind of swim! 

 

When it comes to making sure those midnight swims and midday dips are both safe and fun, we’ve got you covered! Follow along for 5 tips on how to keep your pool safe all year round. 

Tip #1: Install A Pool Alarm

One of the best ways to ensure that your pool is being utilized safely is to install an alarm. A pool alarm works similarly to any run-of-the-mill home security system. It alerts homeowners when the pool is being used. 

By attaching an alarm to the swimming pool gate or even springing for a wave alarm, you can ensure that there is no unsupervised or unauthorized swimming at any given time. A wave alarm can be set up on the edge of the pool and will measure how much water is being displaced or disturbed.

 If you have small children, installing a pool alarm is one of the best ways to ensure that your backyard oasis remains just that— an oasis. 

Tip #2: Use a Cover

When the pool is not in use, be sure to use a cover or a net. A safe swimming pool cover needs to be strong and sturdy, able to hold the weight of two grown adults. If someone were to accidentally fall into the pool, a cover, or even a looser fitting net, will ensure a relatively easy and simple rescue. 

Affordable and simple to install, a swimming pool cover is one of the easiest ways to make sure your swimming pool is a safe space for all types of swimmers and non-swimmers. 

A cover or a net will go a long way in a household with children under five. 

Tip #3: Lock Up Those Chemicals

Every pool requires a host of chemicals to make sure it’s clean, fully functioning, and enjoyable. Lock up your chlorine and other chemicals when they’re not being used. It’s important to keep potentially poisonous products out of the reach of children. 

Simply stacking your chemicals off to the side won’t do— pool chemicals are extremely dangerous if they were to accidentally be swallowed, inhaled, or even spilled. 

Find a dedicated spot in the garage or shed to store your chemicals, and make sure they’re kept out of direct sunlight. 

Tip #4: Set Pool Rules

Educating the members of your household on the do’s and don’ts of pool time is a necessity. Owning a pool comes with a lot of responsibility. Make sure your kids and even your neighbors know what to expect when it comes to swimming supervised or unsupervised. 

Printing out a list of rules to keep near the pool or patio will help all of your loved ones and guests know what to expect and what to avoid. Include things like:

  • No running on the pool deck
  • No diving in shallow areas
  • An adult must always be present 

Tip #5: Learn and Practice CPR

CPR is one of those basic life skills that just might come in handy more often than you might think. Especially if you own a swimming pool. It’s always good to be prepared if things were to start going sideways. Acting immediately is always preferable to waiting around for emergency services. Knowing basic CPR will go a long way, especially if you have little swimmers. 

Practicing CPR, brushing up on your skills, is highly encouraged for pool owners. Purchasing an all-weather CPR sign to hang outside in your pool area is a helpful and easy way to make safety a priority. 



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