For playing, relaxing and entertaining outdoors, a swimming pool is the best addition you can make to your backyard. It’s the perfect place to spend time with your family and friends. As a pool owner, ensuring that your swimming pool is safe, is your most important responsibility. That can be difficult, though. Children and pets are vulnerable around a pool and you can’t supervise them all the time. Pool alarms and fences provide a level of protection but they can’t do it on their own. To effectively secure your pool, you should consider adding a pool safety cover. A safety cover will seal off your pool and prevent anyone or anything from falling in.
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Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death among children. As many as 350 children drown in swimming pools each year. Pets are also at risk around pools. Although there are no firm statistics, it’s estimated that thousands of pets die in drowning incidents each year. Most of these tragedies are avoidable. When you install a safety cover over your pool there is no way a child or pet can enter the water. Safety covers are designed to prevent drowning on top of the cover as well. Mesh covers allow water to drain from the surface to prevent pooling. Solid covers come with either a mesh drain panel or automatic pump to remove standing water. That means even if your child or pet goes out on to the cover they will still be safe.
If you don’t have children, you may think that a safety cover is more than you need to protect your pool. However, someone can enter your pool area without your knowledge or consent. That means a child could wander into your yard and drown when your not there. As the owner of the pool you are responsible for providing a safe environment for anyone who uses the pool or lives near it. You are also responsible for being proactive to prevent accidents. Installing a safety cover will prevent anyone from entering the pool. You won’t have to worry about your pool when your away.
Safety covers are unique compared to other types of pool protection. Fences, alarms and cameras are all important pieces of safety equipment but they can only do so much. Fences can be climbed and alarms only work when your home to respond to them. A safety cover seals off the pool completely. It is designed to fit the exact shape and size of your pool. It can incorporate features such as spas and fit around rock walls, so no areas are left unsecured. Anchored securely to the deck and designed to support the weight of an adult, a safety cover far surpasses other types of pool cover. Water bag and other off-the-shelf cover options can make a pool more dangerous, rather than less. If someone enters a pool with this type of cover they can quickly become trapped beneath it or wrapped up in it. Safety covers keep your pool and your backyard safe. They provide constant durable protection for many years.
Maintaining the safety of your swimming pool is the responsibility of every pool owner. We support the concept of layers of protection. Using devices that prevent and delay unsupervised access or that warn you of a child’s presence can all prevent accidents. But, the basis of protection should be a pool safety cover. A pool safety cover provides constant and impermeable protection. The other overlapping layers of protection complement a pool safety cover and aid you when you’re using your swimming pool. Used together these layers of protection ensure your loved ones are safe and secure around the pool. When your pool is secure you’ll enjoy it more.
When you're choosing proper safety equipment for your pool it always helps to have a proper pool cover. As the article points out, while other safety measures are helpful, some of them can only work for a little while. After all, a kid can very easily climb over a fence, but can have a hard time removing a pool cover if it is properly secured.