How to Secure Your Pool The Smart Way
If you’re a pool owner, or you’re thinking about getting a pool, you’re probably picturing lazy Sundays in the water, or a cookout on the deck with your family and friends. Security probably isn’t the first thing that crosses your mind (or even the second).
Yes, pool safety isn’t a particularly exciting topic. But it’s an important one. Your pool area can be dangerous, especially for young children and small animals. It can also be easily targeted by intruders. You should be aware of these issues and take steps to secure your pool both for your family’s safety and for your own peace of mind.
Here are three ways to make it happen.
Install a Pool Cover
Pool covers are an important part of pool care, especially in the winter, because they prevent debris from falling into and possibly damaging your pool.
But a good pool cover also has safety benefits. First off, it’s a great way to protect your loved ones from accidental drowning. It also discourages intruders; because if the pool’s closed what’s the point of breaking in?
There’s a wide selection of pool covers on the market. Mechanical covers are convenient and practical: they work at the touch of a button. Foam covers also provide insulation, so your pool water stays warmer for longer.
Choose Your Pool Lighting Scheme Carefully
The right choice of lighting can transform your pool area and make it shine. But lighting isn’t just for ambiance. When you’re choosing a lighting scheme for your pool area, you should also keep safety in mind.
A well thought out lighting scheme will let you see all underwater pool areas properly, so you can swim safely even after dark. You should also illuminate steps, pathways and the edge of the pool, so you and your loved ones won’t risk tripping and injuring yourselves.
Get a Security System Installed
Security cameras make it possible for you to keep an eye on your pool area even when you’re away. But don’t just stop there. Make everyone know you mean business by displaying warning signs where everyone can see them.
Do you need to explore your pool security options? Get in touch with our team at Smith Pools today.