What Measures Could Help Make Your Home Swimming Pool Safer - Pool Ware Houseby Liz Seyi Digital marketing manager
We’re coming up to that time of year again, when the skies are staying lighter for longer and even in the usually cold and drizzly UK, there are days when the weather feels no less fabulous than in any exotic overseas holiday destination. So, if you have a home swimming pool, you’re likely to be glancing towards it and feeling very tempted by it at this point.
But this brings us onto what should be your greatest priority of all when it comes to swimming pool ownership: making sure everyone who uses or even comes near your pool is kept as safe as they can be. With that in mind, here are some top tips from us for ensuring exactly that.
Consider a suitably safety-oriented swimming pool cover
Naturally, the exact safety measures that you adopt for your own home pool will largely depend on who could be put at risk by your pool. Not all swimming pool owners have children, for instance, but if you do, you should be aware that it is possible for young ones to drown in as little as two inches of water.
This type of pool cover can provide an effective physical barrier against intrusion. And here at Pool Warehouse, we can offer you professionally installed made-to-measure pool enclosures – so, don’t be afraid to ask us about what could be possible for your specific needs.
Put in place safety boundaries and fencing
Here’s something that might surprise and indeed, outrage you: pool equipment in the UK isn’t subject to any legal obligations. The good news is that not every country seems to be so slack in this regard – the French, for example, require that all pool safety equipment conforms with AFNOR standards.
So, if you’re browsing UK online stores like Pool Warehouse and see that a given pool safety product does conform to those standards, this should be a source of reassurance for you.
That is the case for our pool safety fencing, for instance, this rollaway fencing being safe and easy to install, and designed to help prevent not only children, but also animals from venturing towards the pool and potentially being put at risk.
Practise constant vigilance
If you are a parent looking to ensure optimal safety for your little one in or around the pool, a lot of what we’re about to say here may seem ‘common sense’. However, the sad reality is that tragedies involving children and swimming pools do happen, with statistics from the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) indicating that about 60 children accidentally drown in the UK every summer.
So, all of that vigilance that you no doubt apply anyway in the protection of your child, applies even more strongly when there’s a swimming pool around. That means taking care to always closely supervise any child – or indeed, any adult weak swimmer – when they are near or in the water. It also means giving them their full attention, and not trying to multitask.
The fact is, even with the best practical measures in place to boost pool safety, accidents can happen shockingly quickly and silently, and you won’t want to only become fully alert to the dangers once it’s too late. So, you must never depend solely on pool safety equipment protecting you, or your child, or any other vulnerable person or animal you need to protect.
Don’t look beyond our store for all your swimming pool essentials
Here at Pool Warehouse, we’re all about bringing people like you great deals on all manner of equipment and essentials that will help you get more out of your pool, ranging from the leading swimming pool covers and enclosures to chemicals, pumps, and so much more.
So, why not take a look through our online store today to discover the items that could help make your upcoming summer swimming pool season memorable for all the finest reasons?
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