Whether you have a residential or commercial swimming pool, safety is always a priority. Even if you live alone, you should consult a professional builder. There is an excellent chance that at some point, you will have guests over to enjoy your backyard. For you and other people, take the tips provided on pool safety to heart.
For a residential pool, always have adults supervising whenever there are children around. For a commercial pool, have a certified lifeguard on duty at all times, even when adults swim. While children often run and play without regard to pool safety, adults can experience a medical emergency that requires immediate action.
Also, post signs that clearly define all rules. Include things like “no running,” “no diving in the shallow end,” no horseplay,” and so on. Place them in several areas so that everyone has information on your specific pool safety policies. If you have a pool at a hotel, fitness center, or another commercial business, consider having every guest sign a form stating they read and agree to abide by the rules.
Especially if you have small children, a pool builder can install a locking fence. If you worry that might distract from the beauty of your backyard, have an expert customize an enclosure. Instead of a key, which children can easily find, have a keypad installed and change the code often.
It is critical that you teach kids how to swim as young as possible. You can sign your children up for lessons taught by an expert. Keep in mind that reputable companies offer swimming lessons for kids as young as six months of age. Even when you take other pool safety precautions, this is something you should never overlook.
Finally, always remove toys and inflatables from the pool after each use. Sadly, many children have drowned trying to reach something floating in the water. Remove anything tempting to eliminate significant risk.