If you are a parent or grandparent, you know that you need to make your pool as safe as possible.
Are you a new pool owner, or just bought a house with a pool? You might need some help. You may need information on pool safety rules or swimming pool safety guidelines. Here is what you need to know about how to keep a pool safe for kids and adults.
Swimming Safety Equipment
There are a lot of pieces of swimming safety equipment. Many people want to make sure their pools comply with the guidelines.
First, many states require you to have a pool alarm if you have young children visiting your home. Several types of pool alarms will signal when someone enters the pool area. Some alarms sound whenever someone opens the door to go into the pool area. Pool safety devices for toddlers emit a loud noise if someone falls into the pool. In addition, there are motion swimming pool alarms to sense when there is any movement underwater. For example, if someone slips on the deck and falls in, an alarm will sound.
There are also gate alarms. Gate alarms will sound when someone opens or closes the gate door leading to the pool. That way, you’ll be able to hear the sound and make sure the children are safe outside the pool area.
Pool covers are a great way to promote safety during the times when you are not using your pool. This is especially important during the winter. People in Arizona can use their pools more frequently because of the great temperatures. However, there are still times when you will need to have your pool covered. Childproof pool covers fasten to the ground and cover the pool completely. They can hold an adult’s’ weight without breaking. It is important to remember that it rains infrequently during the winter in Arizona. Therefore, you may need to go out and check the pool cover for collected water.
Many states and local areas have strict guidelines for pool fences. That’s because pool covers may not fit over infinity pools or those that are free-form. Also, pool alarms are one defense for making sure children stay out of the pool. They are not foolproof, however. Nearly all the states require some kind of fencing around a pool. Building codes call for fences to encircle the pool. You will need to keep furniture and other objects children could climb on away from the fencing.
The gate for the fence should be self-closing. It should be self-latching as well. That way, a forgetful adult will not be the cause of an accident with a child in the pool. If your gate locks, that is much better for protecting your pool. Most places require that the pool fence be at least 5 or 6 feet high. The slats must be no wider than 4 inches apart. Fencing is usually required to be at least 3 feet from the edge of the pool. You can use the side of your house for pool fencing as well. However, it must be a side with no doors or windows.
If you need more information about pools, pool equipment, and pool safety, contact us at No Limit Pools & Spas. Not only do we design beautiful pools, but we also want to keep the people you love as safe as possible. We have lots of information that can help you guarantee everyone can use your pool safely all year long.
No Limit Pools & Spas
4140 E Baseline Road #101
Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone: (602) 421-9379