Gearing up for Pool Safety

Even good swimmers may need rescuing at some point.

Even good swimmers may need rescuing at some point.

The weather is warming up fast, meaning pool season has arrived! Are you looking forward to it? More importantly, is your pool ready for a safe, fun season? Safety is a state of mind, awareness and constant vigilance of children and pets. But, as a pool pro, I can also tell you that having the right safety equipment also goes a long way in preventing and averting tragedies. So, today we’re going to look at some pool equipment which will keep your pool and swimmers safe.

Pool alarm/gate alarm

Pool alarms are amazing, and while they don’t provide enough pool safety on their own, they’re a fine layer of pool safety in and around the pool if a homeowner uses them in conjunction with other safety features.

There are also many excellent gate alarms which can be applied to gates, doors, or other entries. Even Ring has a motion-activated camera which will alert on your phone if motion is detected in a particular area. Again--it’s not enough on its own, but it’s excellent when used in conjunction with other deterrents.

Steps and ladders

As silly as it sounds, make sure your steps and ladders are in place and functional at the beginning of the pool season, (Right now!) If any of these are missing, damaged, or otherwise compromised, have them repaired or replaced right away. Being able to get out of a pool can mean crucial seconds in an emergency.

Rescue equipment

Always have some form of rescue and flotation near the pool. These can be a life hook, a lifeguard rescue device, or even a heaving jug made by children during a discussion about drowning rescue can be used in a pinch if necessary. Rescue equipment is the pool equivalent of a fire extinguisher: the thing you’re always happy to own and even happier if you never have to use it.

Pool fence and gate

Your pool fence and gate are crucial components of pool safety. Take a few minutes to walk around your fence and check for signs of damage or ways it might be breached. Then check the pool gate. Does it still close and lock well?

If either of these doesn’t inspire confidence, have them fixed ASAP!

Pool safety is a critical, potentially life-saving measure that is an essential part of pool ownership. If you have any questions or concerns about the security of your pool, talk to us, please!

If you need pool maintenance for your Phoenix, Arizona pool or spa, call us here at Serenity Pools. Our services include new installation set-up, professional maintenance of pools and spas, water features, and fountains. Call today! 480-370-0579.