A swimming pool is a great addition to any home and adds hours of fun. Spending time together as a family, the health benefits and value a pool adds to a home are sometimes overlooked and underestimated. December 15, 2011
Now that the colder temperatures have arrived many people forget about pool and spa safety. Before the snow hits, it’s important to check several items to prepare for the cold winter months ahead.
Hawaiian Pool Builders offers these swimming pool and spa safety tips:
1. Check all the straps around the perimeter of the pool...If any straps are loose, tighten them up to insure even tension. If these are not tightened, small children might be able to crawl under the cover. It would be next to impossible to see someone that was physically under the cover.
2. A pool or spa cover is an essential piece of safety equipment. Inspect the cover for rips or tears. With a few inches of snow on the cover a child OR adult could unexpectedly walk on the cover and exaggerate the tear, subsequently falling though.
3. Make sure all the breakers to your pool equipment are turned off from the main breaker panel. No need to worry about a child accidently turning on your pump with no water circulation.
4. Inspect fences surrounding the pool to ensure locks and latches are working properly. Though it’s winter, it’s important to be sure unsupervised children are not able to access the pool while playing in the back yard.
These common sense steps take only a few minutes to complete. The time spent inspecting your swimming pool to ensure winter safety can provide great peace of mind.
Hawaiian Pool Builders designs, installs and services swimming pools from its headquarters in Maumee, Ohio. Winter is a great time to start pool research and meet with a team of professionals to guarantee a spot on the spring construction schedule.
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