5 Ways To Make Your In Ground Pool Safe
There are so many articles on how to make your in ground pool safe. We hope this quick read gives you a few items to consider that perhaps you didn’t think about, or think about often. There are several links in here to help you navigate as well. Of course we manufacture the best pool safety fences right here in Florida. We install our fences all over the world through a network of trained dealers! Here are our 5 top ways to help make your in ground pool safe.
Install a Baby Barrier Pool Safety Fence
Not only should this be number 1 on your list, but in most places in the United States, this is a requirement. Installing any fence is better than no fence. So when you start comparing fences don’t just look at the cost. The most expensive fence out there isn’t the best, neither is the cheapest. Look carefully over the features of any fence you are considering and compare it with the Baby Barrier pool safety fence.
Our mesh pool safety fence allows you to see through but also providing great protection. Our gates open out, fence is too tall to climb, latches on the gate are out of reach of little ones and you can’t crawl under them. We have over 50 years of real world, year-round experience with pools. Our business was founded in Florida and to this day headquartered here in Charlotte County and we want to make your in ground pool safe.
Keep Toys and Floats Out Of The Pool
This isn’t just to keep your pool area looking great. Sometimes kids or even pets can be intrigued by a toy floating in the pool. While they don’t intend to get into the pool, they could lean and loose their balance and end up in the pool. In addition, pool floats could block your view of the pool in the event that a kid did fall in. In fact pool floats of all sizes can be dangerous.
When you and your kids are done using the pool, remove all your toys from the pool and place far away from the edge of the pool if possible. We don’t want any kids or adults for that matter, tripping over a pool toy or float and landing in the pool, or cracking their head on the concrete decking.
Lock Up Pool Chemicals and Cleaners
This is one might not be on your list. We don’t want kids falling into the pool, or getting hurt from chemicals. If you have a pool company service your pool each week, you may not have much around. If you are the one that takes care of your pool make sure to never leave chemicals around so curious kids or pets get into them. These chemicals can cause skin burns, blindness and possibly death.
It’s always recommended that you lock up the pool chemicals, in fact all your chemicals in a solid metal cabinet. This way if a container were to spill or leak, it wouldn’t cause further damage.
Pool Alarms – Door Alarms
There are a number of these on the market with various features, but all work similar. When the device detects any sudden changes or splashes in the pool the alarm sounds. Some are tied into home security or monitoring features as well. Again make sure you do your research and you understand how the device works and all the features. Test it out as well. Above all else, make sure you turn it on when you’re not around the pool.
Other people choose to have alarms on doors leading to the pool. This could just be another layer of safety, and no problem having several safety steps along the way. If your child or anyone for that matter opens the door to the pool area, all in the house are alerted.
Video Monitoring Can Make Your In Ground Pool Safe
With all the doorbell recording devices today, there are many options. Most devices offer a motion sensor and an alert on your phone. This could be helpful, especially if this was monitoring the doors or walkways leading to the pool. Any advance notice you can get to alert you is something that might help save a life. We know that drowning is a leading cause of death in young kids.
Here at Baby Barrier we want to help you keep your kids and family safe. Follow these suggestions and help keep your family safe from the suns harmful effects. If you do not have a pool safety fence, you need to consider one. We wrote a great article on the benefits of a pool safety fence and how it can add value and peace of mind around your pool.