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!
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.