Swimming pools were a popular purchase during the COVID-19 pandemic as people looked to add to their fun and recreation while staying at home, and that trend has continued to today.
But if you’re looking to add a swimming pool to your backyard, there are important safety measures that you need to take to keep guests safe and also reduce your risk of liability.
Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has a look at six tips to keep your new investment a fun one.
- Use a Fence or Gate
For above-ground pools, a gate surrounding the perimeter of the pool is a minimum. Inground pools need to be fenced in. All gates and fences also require locks.
- Alarms for the Pool Area
If you have kids or grandkids in the house, it’s a good idea to install an alarm for the pool area and on any doors that lead out from the house to the pool area to alert someone.
- Get an Automated Locking Cover
Having a locked cover over the water overnight and when you’re not home can provide an extra level of safety and peace of mind.
- Keep First Aid and Rescue Kit Within Reach
A first aid kit should be within reach in the pool area, and rescue equipment should be as well. This includes poles and floatation devices.
- Be Prepared
Have a rescue plan and make sure that everyone who lives in the house or frequents the pool area is aware of it.
- Post the Pool Rules
This is especially important if there are lot of kids coming over to use the pool. They will often thing about what will be fun to do instead of being concerned about the safety aspect of it.
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