In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic pieces of equipment pool owners should be considering when it comes to safety. This is always one of the most important themes for any pool owner, especially those with children, and it relates to general pool security in many ways as well.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re here to offer a wide variety of pool supplies to go along with our swimming pool design and construction services. We’ve helped numerous clients improve their pool safety through ideal product recommendations and several other solutions, including regular expertise on any area of a pool we install for you. Today’s part two of our series will go over several other general pool safety products and themes to keep in mind for any swimming pool on your property.
There are several smaller pool safety accessories that are generally grouped together. You may not need every single one of these items, but this will depend on the exact pool type you own and who is using it. These accessories include:
- Pool signs (no running, no diving, other pool regulations)
- Pool safety rope
- Pool life ring (especially if there’s a deep end)
- Pool safety hook
- Pool mats
- Fully-stocked First Aid kit
For those who have begun to smarten up certain areas of their home, including placing cameras in areas like the front door or doorbell, why not consider one for the pool area as well? This serves multiple purposes: You can keep an eye on the kids or anyone else swimming from anywhere, and you’ll also have an additional security measure in case anyone attempts to break in. For those mostly looking to use the camera as a safety measure, they’re best paired with alarms, gates and other safety features as well.
For anyone who may have slipping or balance issues getting into or out of the pool, or just in general for improved safety, rails are ideal. These are particularly valuable for seniors or those with disabilities, who may struggle to enter the pool normally and could be at-risk of slipping or falling.
Some people don’t realize the risks of an uncovered pool drain, especially if the drain is older or has not been serviced recently. The largest risk here is called entrapment, which refers to a part of your body, your hair or some of your clothing being sucked into the filter – not only is physical injury a major concern here, there is the possibility of drowning during extreme cases. For this reason, it’s vital to own a properly-fitted drain cover.
For more on how to keep your pool safe and secure for all involved, or to learn about any of our swimming pool or hot tub materials and services, speak to the staff at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.