Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Myrtle Beach Swimming PoolWhether you have finally decided to install a swimming pool or if you already have one at home then the next thing on your mind should be pool safety. Although there are different swimming pools out there, they are all the same when it comes to safety.

Pool safety is extremely important, not only for you but for kids, older adults, and even the pets that you may have at home. Just imagine what will happen if you don’t pay enough attention to pool safety. What if you were in the kitchen and your child suddenly rushes off straight to the pool?

To avoid all this from happening, it is best to have a color pool fence that matches your swimming pool. Of course, it should meet safety standards. Keep in mind that if you have children at home, one of their most favorite places is the in-ground pool and they have no clue how dangerous it can be for them. Be sure that you have a proper Myrtle Beach swimming pool gate installed with a childproof latch. This will help you protect your kids and ensure their safety.  It does not matter what the fence is made of, the key thing in all of these is safety.

One misconception of many people about pool fence and pool safety is that it is only needed during the summer months when the swimming pool is used almost all the time and kids are having fun at the pool. But the unfortunate truth is that anybody can drown at any time of the year. It does not matter whether it is summer or winter, pool accidents can happen. Statistics even showed that the majority of the accidents do not happen when people are outside using the pool. They happen mostly when the swimming pool door is accidentally left open or when a child opens the door and walks near the pool without supervision.

You also have to be sure that the tiles surrounding the pool area aren’t slippery. There are so many problems that await you following a slippery fall. You wouldn’t want to face casualties at your home every single day.

It is also important to improve the visibility of the area around and in your pool. Cut down unneeded trees as well trees that may be preventing the pool’s visibility. You will not have the time to monitor your pool area 24/7. Additionally, don’t forget to place the cover when the pool is not in use.

You should also have a first aid kit ready at all times. Be sure to clean the debris in your pool on a regular basis like two times a week. Not doing so will leave the pool unnoticeable and you may even have a chance to walk over the swimming pool unintentionally.

You should also consider training your elder children to look out for their younger siblings. Older people should also not be permitted to walk alone near the pool. Take good care of your pool well. If you are unsure what to do, don’t hesitate to call a professional.

Call Russell Cooper Pools if you have any concerns about your swimming pool.

Russell Cooper Pools
101 Folly Rd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 293-6757