Pool Safety: Gearing Up!
The weather is warming up fast, meaning pool season has arrived! Are you ready for it? More importantly, is your pool ready for a safe, fun season? Safety is a state of mind, awareness and constant vigilance of children and pets. But, as a pool pro I can also tell you that having the right safety equipment also goes a long way in preventing and averting tragedies. So, today we’re going to look at some pool equipment which will keep your pool and swimmers safe.
Pool alarm/gate alarm
Pool alarms are amazing, and while they don’t provide enough pool safety on their own, they’re an excellent layer of pool safety in and around the pool if a homeowner uses them in conjunction with other safety features.
There are also a number of excellent gate alarms which can be applied to gates, doors, or other entries. Even Ring has a motion-activated camera which will alert on your phone if motion is detected in a certain area. Again--it’s not enough on it’s own, but it’s excellent when used in conjunction with other deterrents.
Steps and ladders
As silly as it sounds, make sure your steps and ladders are in place and functional at the beginning of the pool season, (Right now!) If any of these are missing, damaged, or otherwise compromised, have them repaired or replaced right away. Being able to get out of a pool can mean crucial seconds in an emergency.
Always have some form of flotation near the pool. This can be a life hook, a lifeguard rescue device, or even a heaving jug made by children during a discussion about drowning rescue can be used in a pinch if necessary. Rescue equipment is the pool equivalent of a fire extinguisher: the thing you’re always happy to own and even happier if you never have to use it.
Pool fence and gate
Your pool fence and gate are crucial components of pool safety. Take a few minutes to walk around your fence and check for signs of damage or ways it might be breached. Then check the pool gate. Does it still close and lock well?
If either of these don’t inspire confidence, have them fixed ASAP!
At the end of the day, pool safety is a critical, potentially life-saving measure that is an essential part of pool ownership. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of your pool, talk to us, please!
813 Pool Service provides Tampa, Florida and the surrounding area pool cleaning, pool repair, and pool maintenance including pump and motor repair. Call us today! 813-461-6102.