Everyone knows that custom pools are amazing for having fun, making memories, and relaxing in Alabama. But, without taking the proper precautions, you could be making your custom backyard pool more dangerous than it needs to be. Here are 5 essential safety tips for your pool from the custom pool building experts at Mr. Pool in Montgomery, Alabama.
INSTALL A POOL FENCE
While this is not the case in Alabama, many states actually require pool owners to install a pool fence around their pool. Installing a pool fence is essential in keeping your pool safe because they are able to prevent small children from accidentally falling into your pool or otherwise gaining access to your pool without your supervision. Pool fences are also effective at keeping pets out of your pool.
If you have small children, it is important to make sure that they cannot get over or around your pool fence. Your pool fence should be at least 4 feet tall to help ensure this. These pool fences go a long way in increasing the safety of your custom pool.
KEEP POOL RESCUE EQUIPMENT ON HAND
Making sure to have pool rescue equipment ready at all times is another great way to make your pool safer. Pool safety equipment such as life rings and safety hooks are essential to have by your pool. Pool life rings and safety floats can be thrown to struggling swimmers to keep them afloat. Safety hooks can be used to pull struggling swimmers to the shallow end of the pool, or to a pool wall or ladder.
HAVE REGULAR POOL MAINTENANCE
Speaking of pool ladders, it is very important to make sure that they are in good working condition. Damage to your pool including unsecure pool ladders and railings can create safety concerns.
Make sure to have any damage to your pool repaired by professionals in order to make sure your pool is as safe as possible. These problems and more can be handled by routine maintenance checks from Alabama pool professionals, which help keep your pool safe.
KEEP YOUR POOL WATER CLEAN
Pool owners know that it is very important to keep their pools clean. In Alabama, heavy rainfall, frequent use, and many other factors can affect the cleanliness of your pool’s water. Unclean pool water can cause infections of the ears, nose and throat for swimmers. By routinely testing your pool water’s pH and chlorine levels, you can mitigate the risk of such problems.
Relaxing at your custom pool on a hot Alabama day is a great way to have an enjoyable time, but make sure to be responsible and actively pay attention when swimmers are in your pool. For adults and children alike, it is important to take the necessary precautions against the risks of drowning.
Although there are many effective safety measures you can have in place to prevent disasters at your pool, none are more effective than simply being alert and watching the pool closely. Try not to become too distracted by phones, books, and friendly conversations that you aren’t aware of what is going on in your pool. Watching closely and being able to jump in at a moment’s notice just might save a life!
THE DIFFERENCE WITH MR. POOL
With a priority on crafting beautiful and safe custom pools in Alabama, Mr. Pool serves Alabama residents’ custom pool needs. Offering routine pool maintenance, including pool equipment inspection, pool water testing, pool water chemical balancing, and pool cleaning, Mr. Pool can help keep your Alabama pool safe to enjoy.
Let us help you build the custom Alabama pool of your dreams, or keep your current pool clean and safe! Visit our retail location at the Montgomery showroom at 875 North East Blvd, or contact us today to get started!