Now that you have decided to build a new swimming pool in the yard, it's time to start thinking about how you will keep the kids safe as time goes on. Here's what you can do to optimize safety in and near your new swimming pool:
Hire a Consultant
It's a good idea to hire a consultant to come to your house and inspect your yard after your swimming pool has been installed. After the inspection takes place, your service provider will be able to provide you with a list of safety measures you can take to ensure that your kids and pets don't get injured when they are spending time near the pool.
For example, if your pool is surrounded by slippery concrete or tiles, your service provider may suggest that you apply non-slip tape around the perimeter of the pool so nobody falls if they run or roughhouse near the water. You'll likely receive a list of measures you can take, such as installing solar lights in strategic locations for night safety, that may have never crossed your mind, which gives you the opportunity to ensure optimal safety for your family overall.
Install an Alert System
It's also a good idea to install a swimming pool alert system in your home and yard so you're alerted immediately if a person or animal gets too close to the pool when you aren't there to supervise them. Most systems on the market will allow you to program custom alert options that meet your family's specific needs. If you have small children and pets, you should be able to program your system to alert you as soon as someone is detected coming within a few feet of the pool. If the kids are older and you don't have pets to worry about, you can program your system to let you know if the kids actually get into the water when they aren't supposed to.
Invest in Private Swimming Lessons
One of the most important things you can do to make sure that your children stay safe while spending time in or near your new swimming pool is invest in private swim lessons for them right in your own backyard. Having a professional instructor come to your home and teach your kids to swim in your pool will ensure that your kids feel comfortable while learning new swimming and safety skills.
Learning to swim in your pool will also help ensure that your kids know exactly what to do if an emergency arises or they are faced with danger because they will be in the same familiar surroundings where they learned their skills in the first place.Share