We’re still in winter, but the weather will get warmer before too long. For those with swimming pools in their yards, this means you’ll want to prepare your pool so that it’s safe for everybody who wants to use it. We’ve discussed manners in which you can improve pool safety before, but there is still much more that you’re able to do to make your pool safer for everyone. Here are additional tips we have for promoting pool safety around your yard.
Have Safe Areas Established Around Your Swimming Pool
You want zero risk of people accidentally falling into your swimming pool. For this reason, part of pool safety should be to create safe spots around the pool itself. Protective measures, such as pool covers and fences, will make it much less likely that anyone wanders into your pool by mistake. This is particularly crucial for small children and pets, who might not be able to swim on their own.
Make Sure Pool Equipment Isn’t Hazardous
All of your pool equipment, including pool chemicals, filter, and heater, should be stored safely behind a sturdy barrier, such as fencing. You should also refrain from using your swimming pool whenever equipment is being used on it. You wouldn’t want swimmers to get ensnared in the cords of pool equipment because it can be incredibly dangerous. Lastly, turn off any spa pumps or drains you have because little kids might be taken off of their feet when these pumps and drains are on.
Keep Your Yard Around the Pool Maintained
It’s not just the pool itself that contributes to pool safety; it’s also the area around the pool that matters. For example, if you have a pool deck, you should keep an eye out for any cracked decking or slippery areas. These can easily cause people to get hurt.
Also, you need to take precautions when using electronics near your swimming pool. Your electrical equipment and outlets must be protected by using ground fault circuit interrupters, and your GFCIs need to be tested every month. Do not install any electrical equipment within a fencing swimming pool area.
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