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Helpful Swimming Pool Safety Tips for Homeowners

Planning a pool party? Are the kids are having friends over for a splash? Although swimming is carefree fun, owning a pool comes with responsibilities. Picking out the perfect pool is only half of the job; making sure your pool is safe and secure is just as important. From pool party precautions to supervision, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind to ensure your pool is safe for all to enjoy.

Clearly List the Pool Rules and Always Supervise the Children

Running around the pool and screaming “cannonball” before a dive can be very dangerous for other pool users, and can lead to a trip to the emergency room on a weekend. The importance of pool rules shouldn’t be underestimated. All children and adults need to be educated on pool safety and etiquette. Create a visible list of pool rules near the swimming pool where children and guests can see what the dos and don’ts are when they make use of the swimming pool. Having a birthday pool party? Why not attach a list of the pool rules to the invite and make sure everyone’s well informed?

Children should never be left unsupervised while enjoying your swimming pool. Your pool shop may have some safety accessories to help you make pool safety fun. Remember, as the homeowner, you’re liable for the safety of your guests in the pool. Always watch children when they’re in or near a pool or spa. If adults are present, designate one person to watch the children and then rotate. This prevents lapses in supervision and always ensures someone is keeping an eye on the little ones.

Get Educated in First-Aid

For homeowners with a pool, it’s wise to brush up on first aid or CPR. No one ever expects an accident to happen – that’s why it’s called an accident! If you keep safety and rescue equipment at hand, and keep yourself up to date with CPR, you are that much more prepared, should any of life’s happenstances strike. Even though you try and take the necessary safety precautions, anything can happen. Make sure you refresh those skills regularly to ensure everyone’s safe when they visit your home for a dip in the pool.

Keep Harmful Pool Equipment Hidden and Cover Up the Swimming Pool

Make sure any pool and spa has compliant drain covers. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings to avoid entrapments. Make sure pool pumps are locked behind a secure gate. If you’re unsure about the state of any of this or other equipment, speak to your favourite pool shop in Centurion. Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa, or choose a quality cover for your swimming pool. It’s not only a safety precaution, but saves water and traps heat. Make sure your pool or spa cover is in good shape. If you detect any defects, have it repaired or replaced.

We Are Your First Choice for Professional Pool Shop in Centurion

We provide you with excellent service and quality pools and equipment. With over 30 years’ experience in building award-winning pools, we’re confident in our ability to provide you with safe swimming pools to suite your lifestyle. Awarded the Best Pool Building Company in Gauteng from 1997 to 1999, we go the extra mile in finding you custom pool solutions that provide endless fun all year round.

Feel free to visit our pool shop located in Centurion for top-of-the-range pools and equipment. Our experts will help keep your swimming pool safe and secure for all to enjoy. Contact us to learn more about our expert solutions, products, and service. We look forward to helping you continue enjoying your pool.