Pool Safety Guide
When it comes to the safety of the pool or the spa better to be safe in the first place than to be sorry later. By taking the necessary precautions to reduce potential risks, you will be able to enjoy the pleasant and relaxing experience that your outdoor oasis can offer, worry-free and to the fullest.
Fence around the Pool or Spa
Experts recommend having a fence around the pool or the spa your. Besides, in most countries this is mandatory. In other areas, it is enforced when there are children under the age of six. Despite country-to-country differences, a minimum fence height of 48 inches is usually specified, that it should enclose all 4 sides of the pool, and that it should not have openings or holes larger than 4 inches.
The whole point is to exclude the possibility of children sneaking into the water area through some opening. To ensure that they do not poke through the bottom of the fence, the opening at the base of the fence should not exceed 4 inches.
In the trade there are permanent constructions, as well as detachable ones fences, which you can remove at will. The most popular permanent fences are made of materials such as aluminum, iron or wood. Some buyers prefer the solution of the removable fence around the deck, so that they remove him whenever he is not needed.
Safety Guide: Pool Door Lock
Safety professionals stress that the doors to the pool should be self-locking to ensure use by children who are not under the supervision of an adult. Knobs should be placed high up where a small child cannot reach them. Special brackets and extra locks additionally work for the same purpose. Also, all windows and doors leading to the pool area should be secured to prevent the entry of minors.
As with fences, there are a variety of alarm devices on the market for varying levels of security. First of all, there are surface alarms, which detect any movement on the surface of the water, as well as underwater alarms, which in turn detect movements below its surface. There are also perimeter alarms. These electronic units generate an audible alarm when someone tries to break into the pool area without permission. A loud sound is also heard if a door or window is opened.
There is one more type of alarm, that of personal immersion. It is usually worn on children and alerts if they enter the water, or pass a certain distance from the pool.
Infrared alarms are a novelty on the market. They surround the pool area with infrared rays and an audible signal is activated if something breaks them. Alarms with remote receivers are also common. The home owner is alerted whether they are inside the home or near the pool area.
Covers for Pools and Spas
Covers are a layer of safety for pools and spas. They are good protection, but they should not replace the fence. When purchasing a cover, keep in mind that not all of those on the market are safety solutions. For example, solar canopies do not meet safety standards.
Lighting for Safety and Aesthetics
When the sun goes down, you can continue to enjoy your pool, since you have provided for adequate lighting. Underwater lighting is aesthetically pleasing, but don't overlook the need for lighting around the pool or spa you, in the corridors and the deck.
Protection in sewers
It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with products that prevent swimmers from getting "stuck" on a drain that draws water. Experts recommend covering these pipes.
The dual pipes also help, as the water now has two outlets, thus equalizing the water pressure at those points. In some countries, double conductors are mandatory.
Some safety systems activate an alarm that shuts down the chute, allowing the unlucky swimmer to free himself. Another system detects increased pressure and also shuts down. There may be a problem with the ducts if a cover is missing or broken.
Incorporate the examination of the water recycling pipe covers into your daily inspection. You should also know where the pool pump is located spa in case you need to turn it off urgently.
Auxiliary Accessories and Rescue Equipment
It is a good idea to make the boundaries between shallow and deep water visible in your pool so that bathers know where it is safe to swim. You can achieve this with floating beacons, which are widely available in the market.
Rescue equipment should be located near the pool, and users should be familiar with its use. Among the essentials are approved life jackets, emergency lights and special buoys.
Have a phone near the pool and place it in a waterproof case. If you choose to have a cordless phone nearby, make sure its battery is sufficiently charged. Post near the pool or save emergency numbers – including 166. Even children should know how to call for help in an emergency.
Safety Rules and Supervision
Post signs around the pool or the spa that emphasize the safety rules. They will help children understand that there are some unbreakable rules and that disobedience to them will not be tolerated.
You can place ready-made signs on the market that say that running and diving in the water is prohibited.
Also, don't be shy about setting rules for yourself, like staying away from wet surfaces CD players and related devices. Establish a rule for children (and not only) that states that they are not allowed to swim or go near the pool if it is raining or lightning.
Various inflatable aids are especially useful when there are children, but be aware that they can give a false sense of security. Often, these can deflate or slip. Instead, opt for approved life jackets and harnesses that a child cannot remove on their own. However, no such product is a substitute for adult supervision.
Supervision is essential
Proper pool supervision is imperative. No one should be allowed to swim alone and children should not be left unattended for even a few seconds. Adults should be sufficient for the children present, and one should know first aid in case of drowning. When there are adults and children in the pool, it is good to have an adult to watch over them, set rules and reinforce them. If that adult needs to be removed from the pool area or his spa, then someone else should immediately take his place. It is not right to take for granted that someone else is looking after the children, just because they are nearby.
Safe and sound
Make sure you take all safety measures for children, the elderly, your pets and generally anyone using the pool.
The issue of security is very serious and should not be taken lightly. Make the safety of your loved ones your first priority.