Majority of homes and apartment complexes in South Florida have swimming pools. Even if you do not have children, it is important to take some necessary precautions to child-proof your swimming pool area. Majority of child drownings are preventable and here we share some of our tips to help ensure that you are doing everything to make sure that this type of tragedy does not happen to your child or loved ones.
Having barriers between the water and children is a great place to start. Fences are an easy way to do so and Treasure Pools can include this right into your building process. You want to ensure that this is done by a professional so that the fence and locking mechanisms are top quality. There are a few things you can look at as a homeowner such as the space that a child could potentially fit through or how tall the fence is. If the pool backs up directly to the house, you want to make sure that there are always child-proof locks on any entrance; doors and windows. If you are nervous about your young children, you can also install a pool cover or net, which in some cases these nets can be designed to hold the weight of a child. If you are not sure on whether your fences or covers are qualified to protect your children, you can call a local home hazard prevention specialist to ensure that everything meets their guidelines.
Most importantly, there should always be an alert adult in the area when children are swimming. Having an adult there physically is irreplaceable. This adult is responsible for the children and even other adults that are enjoying the pool. Adults should keep children away from the pool drains, pipes and other entrapments. It is very important that all children near and in the swimming pool have learned how to swim properly. Most children can start taking swimming lessons around age four. Check with you local swimming pool provider or pediatrician for more information about swimming lessons.