Safety Tips For Inground Pools
Inground pools are a lot of fun and a refreshing way to cool off in the unbearable summer heat. They can also be dangerous. Minimize the risk that your pool poses by following a few common sense safety tips.
First, make sure your pool has a fence or a gate surrounding it. It should lock and be difficult for small children to open. This will prevent any drowning accidents that are otherwise beyond your control.
Second, make sure your pool area isn’t slippery. The surface should be safe to walk on, even when it’s wet.
Third, don’t install a diving board unless the pool is deep enough for diving. Your pool installation company should be able to tell you this, but if you’re not sure, don’t bother with the diving board.
Finally, keep rescue devices such as safety rings and first aid kits near the pool. Always supervise children when they’re swimming.