As the winter weather finally hits Howard County, splashing around in a pool may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is a great time to begin the planning process so that your pool is installed and ready to enjoy by Memorial Day. If you have kids, chances are they would be excited for a pool of their own, but safety should be a major concern when thinking through your pool design. In today’s blog, we offer some insight and advice into how to design the perfect pool for your whole family to enjoy. Learn more, below.
How to Design a Kid-Friendly Pool in Howard County
Fence it off
One of the greatest dangers of owning a pool when you have kids is the risk of little ones wandering into the pool area unsupervised. The easiest way to prevent this is with a pool fence that will surround your pool. This will allow your children to play in your yard without fear that they will accidentally get into the water. Pool fences have the added benefit of deterring other creatures such as raccoons from entering your pool and are available in a wide variety of styles to complement your landscape design.
Invest in an automatic pool cover
An automatic pool cover is another must for a safe and kid-friendly pool. This addition will allow you to close off the pool when not in use to prevent kiddos from accidentally falling in.
Consider a gradual entry
To prevent risk of injury when your child is entering the pool, consider going with a gradual/beach entry. Rather than relying on a ladder or steps that can create a risk of tripping and falling, a gradual entry provides a gentle slope that eases you into the pool. Many children enjoy the feeling of slipping into the pool and parents can breath a little easier knowing they don’t have to worry about the hazards of a ladder.
Add fun features
If you want your pool to become a favorite among your kids’ friends, additional pool features can make it stand out from the crowd. A diving board is a classic addition to any pool, but consider thinking a little bigger. How much would your kids love a pool that featured a water slide? With a custom designed pool, you can let your imagination run wild and create the perfect pool that your children will enjoy for years to come.
Want to start designing your custom kid-friendly pool in Howard County? Call Rhine Pools today!
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