Summer is here which means pool parties, barbecues, and lots of fun in the sun with the entire family! We want to ensure that not only are you enjoying your gorgeous pool to the fullest, but we also want to highlight the importance of pool safety.
Pool safety is an important topic that can often times can be overlooked and can unfortunately lead to accidents causing serious injury and in worst cases can be fatal. This post isn't here to scare you, but rather to inform you on the important tips and things to look out for with your pool equipment to ensure the safety of your loved ones. As a pool owner, it’s your responsibility to double check your equipment and pool covers before friends, family and young children take a dip.
At Fowler’s we care about the safety of your family just as much as we care about your pool equipment. These are our top tips and our go-to checklist to staying safe while swimming this summer!
Make sure all pool covers are completely removed and put away before anyone enters the pool or spa. Doing this can ensure that no child gets held under water by a half removed pool cover.
-Gates & Locks
If you have safety gates and locks, it’s very important to make sure that they are functioning properly. This is vital to keep your pool and pool equipment only accessible when you or an adult is around to supervise. This can also be crucial for family pets and will guarantee that they stay safe playing on the grass and do not accidentally wander onto the cover of the pool or equipment!
-Main Drain Covers
The main drain is located at the bottom of the deep end of your pool/spa. Double check that it is properly attached and covering the main drain. If it is not, swimmers can get sucked and held under and potentially drown. This is not just a tip for children’s safety as we have seen adults get hair stuck in these drains. This is one of the most crucial steps to pool safety!
-External Skimmer Well Covers
Having an external skimmer cover is important for adults, kids and all pets alike. This can seem like a small detail, but having this cover on at all times (unless the pool is being cleaned) will guarantee that no one trips or gets their foot stuck! Ouch!
-Automatic Pool Cleaners
Remove your pool vacuum before anyone enters the pool to avoid anyone getting tangled up. When you remove the cleaner, if you have a vac lock, always ensure the spring loaded cover is functioning as designed.
Using these tips and this list as a safety checklist, you can be sure to sleep well at night knowing your loved ones are safe and having a great time by the pool! For convenience, print this list and put it somewhere you can see it close to your pool.