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4  Ways to Childproof Your Pool

4 Ways to Childproof Your Pool

Florida’s single-day winter is over, and it’s time to get back in that pool! With all that extra attention, your pool will seem even more inviting to your young ones.

This month, we’ve jotted down a few tips to help you childproof your pool. Whether you have kids or just want to keep out the neighbors, we hope you’ll find these tips useful!

Parental Supervision

This one might be obvious, but we have to get it out of the way: there’s nothing safer than proper adult supervision. Most children need constant monitoring in the best of times. Throw a pool or spa into the mix, and you have a dicey situation on your hands. No amount of safety equipment can replace a watchful eye.

Now, with that out of the way, let’s continue to the actual precautions.

Fence It In

The theory behind putting up a barrier is pretty straightforward: if a child can’t get to the pool, then it follows that they can’t get into the pool. A good fence (link: http://www.hhcustomswimmingpools.com/services/safety-barriersfences/) should be tall enough that a child can’t easily climb or jump over it. Fences and screens are foolproof, as long as you remember to lock the gate! Kids are pretty crafty and will likely find a way into the gated area if given enough time.

Cover It Up

A pool cover’s primary goal is to keep debris from falling into an unattended pool. It’s lucky that we live in a world where things can have more than one use because that pool cover is also great at catching wayward (and rambunctious) small humans.

Some extra precaution is always a good thing, especially if the pool isn’t in use.

Install an Alarm

An alarm alerts you to the presence of an intruder, which could be a burglar, but is more than likely a 4-year-old wearing a princess costume. Hey, it’s still an intruder, just without the malicious intent.

Some people might call a pool alarm “overkill,” but kids tend to be smarter than they let on. A wise man once said, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.”

Video surveillance doesn’t hurt, either.

Your Palm Beach County Pool Experts

If you’d like to make your pool safer, you’ll want to install a safety fence, barrier, or cover. To learn more about what H&H Custom Pools can do for your pool’s safety, give us a call at (772) 545-3066 for residents of Martin County, or (561) 744-2656 for residents of Palm Beach County.

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  • Christy Muniz
    April 22, 2017, 8:48 am REPLY

    Need pool Alarm installed

  • Braden Bills
    April 1, 2019, 8:36 am REPLY

    I want to make sure that my pool is safe. It makes sense that having a fence installed around it would be a good idea! That way kids can’t wander into it without supervision.

  • Nathan Carter
    April 8, 2019, 8:12 am REPLY

    I like that you state that fencing in your pool is one of the best way to child proof it. We just had new neighbors move in and they have small children that like to play around our garden. We have been looking into temporary pool fencing until we can get a more permanent option. The safety of those kids is top priority to us, and we do not want them falling into the pool.

  • Braden Bills
    June 10, 2019, 9:44 am REPLY

    I want to make sure that my pool is safe, but still looks nice. It makes sense that glass fencing would be beneficial! That way, I don’t have to worry about kids wandering into the pool.

  • Ethan Hansen
    June 24, 2019, 2:43 pm REPLY

    I found it interesting how you mentioned how fencing your pool in will childproof it because smaller kids won’t be able to crawl in. My wife and I are building our new home close to our grandchildren and we want to make sure we do everything we can to prevent an accident from striking. I’ll be sure to keep these tips in mind as we continue to work on our pool!

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