When designing a new pool project or remodeling your current pool, there are a lot of new options available. A pool should be designed with safety in mind. If you have a family with small children, taking safety into consideration should be a priority. Here are some safety features to consider when building your pool.
There are many different fencing options to take a look at when designing your pool. A fence was once thought of as an ugly barrier, but there are tons of new and aesthetically-pleasing versions that will provide you with safety and also the look you want. Fences can be made from wood, metal, plastic or vinyl and come in a variety of different colors. Safety gates can be added with latches to keep out those who are not invited. A fence is also a great way to keep out any wildlife that might be ready to take a dip in your pool.
An alarm system can be used to alert you if someone has fallen into your pool, or if someone gets through the gate without your knowledge. This can be helpful if someone is at home and will immediately send anyone nearby into action. There are alarms that sit on the side of the pool, alarms designed to float in the pool and alarms that can attach to any gate or door in your house. A combination of alarms is the best way to ensure that someone will be alerted when a situation arises.
A safety cover is designed to stretch tight across the surface of your pool, reducing the risk of a
child or anyone getting trapped in a traditional cover. Traditional covers are not stretched tight and if a person accidentally steps on it, they will sink right through the cover, while the cover folds up around them. This can easier to do than you think since an inground pool with a cover on it can sometimes blend right in. Purchasing a safety cover is a great way to prevent an accident from occurring with your new pool.
Prevention is the key in pool safety. Making sure you take the proper precautions to protect your family and any families that may be in or around your yard is a great way to prevent tragedy from striking. Our team will be happy to assist you in planning for your entire family’s safety when we are planning out your pool project. Give us a call today to get started on your free estimate.