New Port Richey swimming pools are an awesome source of fun and relaxation, however, we can't overlook the fact that every year people are injured and even die in and around swimming pools. Pool safety is of paramount importance! Safety should be a priority throughout the entire lifetime of the swimming pool, starting from the very beginning – when the pool designed.
10 Swimming Pool Safety Tips for New Port Richey Swimming Pools
1) Children should always be supervised by an adult every time they are near a pool area. Therefore, design your pool so it doesn't have visual obstructions that might prevent adults from seeing the entire pool. Carefully consider the placement planters and pillars in relation to seating areas where adults are likely to gather.
2) Diving boards and slides are loads of fun, but they are dangerous, especially with residential pools which tend to be shallower, smaller (thus closer to the edges of the pool), lack a certified life guard, and lack rescue equipment. Diving boards also increase insurance costs, so carefully consider the risk and cost involved when deciding whether to include a diving board or slide.
3) When designing your pool, avoid placing large stones, planters and other elements right next to pathways and decks where people will be walking. People can easily bump or fall into them causing an injury. Use bushes and plants as a safety buffer.
4) If your swimming pool design includes steps, make sure small tiles are installed on them to help swimmers see the steps and judge their depth.
5) Design your pool to include a screen enclosure to prevent children from wandering into it.
6) While a screen enclosure (with locked doors) may be adequate for keeping children in the neighborhood from accidentally wandering into your pool, if you have young children or guests with small children, a security fence with child-proof latches is essential.
7) For added safety, consider a gate alarm on the fence. Also consider a wave alarm on the pool which will sound when someone enters the water.
8) Design the area around your pool with good lighting for when you swim or entertain at night.
9) If you design the outdoor living space around your pool to include any changes in elevation such as a raised kitchen area or lower seating area, include visual cues so guests don’t trip or fall off steps.
10) Work with a seasoned pool designer with a lot of experience creating safe pools. While reading this list of tips, at any point did you find yourself thinking, "Great idea! I hadn't thought of that?" Every pool is different and there's no way to list every possible safety issue to watch out for, so make sure your New Port Richey pool builder has an excellent track record for safety.