A pool is a great place to unwind after a long day, spend time with the family, and enjoy some much-needed R&R. But, there’s also a lot of responsibility that comes with putting in a pool, including features that ensure everyone stays safe. So, if you’re considering putting in a new pool this year or want to make some upgrades, here are three safety features we recommend you include. Lastly, don’t forget to schedule your pool inspection with Residential Inspector of America.
1. Perimeter Fence
A perimeter fence around your pool is more than just a privacy addition: it’s also a safety feature. Most homeowners opt for perimeter fences with locked gates that help prevent unwanted guests and deter unsupervised children. Furthermore, you can add floodlights and alarms to signal when someone is around the pool after hours. These features will help protect your assets and your family.
2. Safety Covers
A safety cover is a sturdy covering that goes over the pool when not in use. This covering usually clasps directly into concrete, creating a durable and walkable surface. These covers are a great feature to have, especially if you have small children. But they also keep out any unwanted pests such as spiders, rodents, and birds.
3. Pool Signs
There’s a good reason public pools have signage of rules posted: safety. You’d be wise to also keep a posted sign of pool rules as well, to remind everyone to be safe. You should include reminders like no running, no diving in shallow water, no swimming if you have an open sore or diarrhea, and the reminder to call 911 in case of an emergency.
Keep Your Pool and Your Family Safe with a Pool Inspection
When it comes to the inner workings and structure of your pool, the best thing you can do to keep your home and family safe is to call Residential Inspector of America for an inspection. Our pool inspections are conducted according to the ASHI Standards for Pools and Spas, so you know it’ll be done right. We proudly serve Atlanta, GA, residents and even offer other services, including sewer inspections, mold testing, and radon testing. So, give us a call today at (770) 476-4963, and let’s keep your entire home safe.