When you become a pool owner you must have your (figurative) safety goggles on at all times. It is important to think in terms of having layers of protection. Don’t assume that you can slap up a “Swim at Your Own Risk” sign and you’re done!! Some important things to consider doing are:
- Install a fence around your pool that is at least four feet high and has self-latching gates
- Consider a power safety cover that can be used any time the pool is not in use
- Be sure that you and everyone in your family know how to swim. It is also advisable that you be certified in CPR and first aid, as well as keeping rescue equipment and a phone near the pool.
- Do not allow anyone to swim alone and do not leave an open pool unattended.
- Be sure your homeowner’s insurance has coverage to protect you against lawsuits resulting from pool injuries
There cannot be too many layers of safety when it comes to your pool.