Pool Safety in 2017
Pool safety entails some basics such as regular checking of whether your swimming pool complies with the safety requirements, contacting professionals to check if physical requirements of a safe pool are adhered to as well as setting restrictions on some practices such as diving.
Dangers of drowning
Drowning leads to death especially if care is not taken in time. The reasons why drowning can be very risk include the facts:
- Despite the age and experience in swimming, drowning can be to anybody either a kid or an adult and be it you are used to swimming or not.
- Secondly, drowning happens once in a while such that it does not pose any fear to parents wanting their kids to swim. Most a times, the benefits received from swimming outweigh by far the dangers imposed.
Therefore to prevent drowning, some safety practices on the pools are recommended. The most preferred being installation of pool fences.
Pool safety practices
Some of the best choices advised for pool safety include installing the following:
Installing pool safety fences
Of the other safety practices, pool fencing is the most recommended since it’s the best option. A pool that is at least 48” inches high is recommended and should have a child-resistance, self-latching as well as a self-closing gate. If you can’t have holes drilled you can always use Guardian’s No Holes pool fence which is portable and has a strong base for its poles. The No Holes pool fence is most effective in homes because it is easily portable, very affordable, doesn’t require drilling and it is made out of high-quality material. You should connect and fill bases with sand or water which then become very hard to move hence securing the pool. Once you empty the bases you can then remove easily and store.
Installing pool alarms
Pool alarms are in four types that are; wearable alarms, gate alarms, pressure alarms and perimeter alarms. Wearable alarms work best for children though they need close adult supervision. This alarm is worn by the child around the waist whereby once the waist gets immersed in water, the alarm sounds. Gate alarms are attached to the gate of the pool such that once someone or something opens it, the alarm will sound. Pressure alarms are ones that have a sensor tube that goes into the water and are kept at the pool edges. The alarm sounds due to pressure waves which occur when something or someone falls in the pool. Lastly, perimeter alarms are invisible alarms set around the pool at different points creating a laser field that detects either a small animal or a child once they penetrate then the alarm sounds. We only recommend alarms as a secondary measure.
Installing pool safety covers
There are both electric and manual covers. Pool covers are used cover the pool when not in use, their main purpose is to reduce heating cost by minimizing the evaporation rate which saves energy. Pool covers are crucial especially during winter for pool safety. There are two types of covers; manual and automatic overs. Manual safety covers are giant like trampoline green in color that covers the water and is available for even swimming pools above the ground. They can only be used during winter making them inconvenient for use during swim season. Automatic covers not only make the pool safe but also cut on evaporation rates and can be used all seasons.
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