The weather is perfect for taking a relaxing dip with your family, but as is the case with most fun things, with the great power of pool ownership comes great responsibility. If you’re an owner of a shiny pool that serves as your family’s oasis, it’s important to be familiar with basic pool safety. Some of this may seem like a no-brainer but it’s always good to have a reminder of how to keep everyone safe during their poolside fun. At Rhine Pools, we don’t want to just build your pool, we want to make sure that you get maximum enjoyment from it.
If possible, you may want to secure your entire pool with a 4-foot high fence or barrier. For extra pool safety and security, include a self-closing and self-latching gate to prevent anyone–or pets–from getting into the water on accident. You can also use a cover on your pool to keep the water protected from unwanted swimmers and debris. Lastly, it may be a wise idea to install a pool alarm that will activate if anyone enters your pool when they shouldn’t be.
Looking Out for Children
Kids are big offenders of breaking pool rules and make pool safety difficult. It’s important to keep them under active supervision–one designated, responsible adult should be watching the pool at all time. You want to stay in arm’s reach of especially younger children in case they get scared or confused. It may also be a great idea to outfit them with a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket, that way they can get used to the water, start practicing basic water techniques, and reap the health benefits of enjoying some time in the pool before having to actually swim.
Keep Your Pool Healthy
If you notice your pool water starting to look a little off, this could be a cause for concern. It may lead to increased irritants that cause earaches, rashes, or something worse. Keep your pool as clean as you can and maintain proper chemical levels. Call your local pool professional if you need help making your pool safe for the whole family.
Swimming Pools from Rhine Pools
If you have questions about pool ownership, Rhine Pools is here to help. We are an all-inclusive company, so you won’t need to worry about working with ten different project managers and faces over the course of your project. Spring is a great time to step up your outside aesthetic, our services include patios, decks, shade structures, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, water features, plantings, lighting, and even more! Whatever you want as part of your pool and landscaping, Rhine Pools can handle the job! For more information and details on proper pool maintenance, give us a call at (410) 442-2445 or visit us online. For more pool design tips, follow us on social media at Houzz, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+.