Pools are a property's most valuable asset, attracting families and kids, sunbathers, and swimmers. Unfortunately, drowning and injuries around pools are all too common. Take precautions to help prevent injuries and avoid liability. Equip your pool and pool area with the proper pool safety equipment.
Install regulation fencing with self-closing and self-latching gates around pools to help prevent unauthorized use. Some states and counties have specific guidelines regarding pool fencing and barriers. Check the building codes for your region to see what type of fence is required.
Swimmers need a safe and easy way to exit the pool. Make sure ladders and stairs are secure and that you have a good tread on the steps to prevent slipping.
Coating pool decks and stairs with an anti-skid paint can help reduce accidental slips, falls, and poolside injuries.
Have a working poolside phone that is easy to find and ready to use in case 911 must be called.
Swimming pool rope floats can be used to separate the shallow water from the deep end, giving swimmers a boundary line. Ropes and floats can also section off lanes for lap swimmers.
Pool lifts make entry and exit easier for disabled swimmers, and are required for ADA compliance for Title II and Title III pool facilities.
Swimmers are at risk for drain entrapment if a body part, clothing, or hair gets held against a drain by a forceful suction. Prevent this horrible situation by installing anti-entrapment drain covers and using a vacuum release system.
Metal pool handrails baking in the summer sun can be hot to the touch. Using handrail covers can help protect swimmers from burns, and the anti-slip texture will provide added safety.
Using customized passes will limit access to your pools and spas, and ensure only authorized guests or residents are using the amenities.