Let Us Help You Choose A Child-Friendly Home Pool

Soak up the sun and spark those summertime memories once again. Having a pool in the comfort of your home can be a great place for your family and friends to spend some quality and memorable time together. A swimming pool is ideal for relaxing, entertaining, maintaining good health, and cooling down, particularly during summer. Gather your children, grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends to create your own summertime memories – as a pool is an investment that will give for generations. Often we see that in families with children, it’s the kids who tend to splash around and spend most of the time in the pool. Hence, it is essential to install a pool that’s child friendly. 

The pool you select for your home should meet your needs and be ideal for the children in your family offering both playtime and swimming routines. In this article, we will detail a few of the best ways to have a child-friendly home pool. By following these obvious yet simple safety tips you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe while enjoying the myriad benefits a swimming pool has to offer: 

1. Install a fence around your pool area: Installing a fence around your fiberglass swimming pool is an exceptionally reliable method to ensure that your kids and pets don’t access the pool unaccompanied. There are many pool fence options available on the market and finding the one to suit your budget and style should not be a difficult task. It is recommended to buy a fence that is climb-proof. For complete safety,  make sure that your pets and children are not able to move through the slats. 

2.  Invest in child-safe accessories and equipment: It’s best to have your pool fitted with child-safety features and equipment. Have easy-to-climb steps constructed at both ends of the pool, which kids can use to get out of the pool easily. Make sure pool controls are installed out of the reach of children. Have a dedicated space made near the pool, to store first aid kits, extra life jackets, floatation wings, paddles, and other safety equipment. Have life jackets, safety wings, and paddles within reach for children to use every time. Teach kids how to wear safety accessories and equipment unaided, for events of emergency.  

3. Be vigilant: Families must follow safety rules and tips when swimming with kids. Residential pools are for the whole family to enjoy, and children must always be watched. Little ones can wander around the pool but as a parent do not let them out of your sight even for a minute. Be vigilant and always watch them around the pool. Teach them to swim and do not leave children in the pool with pool toys such as Styrofoam noodles and water wings as these are not safety devices and can cause unforeseen accidents. Clear pool toys away immediately after use, so your kids don’t trip over them.

Ready to take a step closer to realising your swimming pool Adelaide dream?

Get an expert swimming pools Adelaide technician to help you with your swimming pool needs. To find out more about pool options, pool design, and pool technology trends and to get a new swimming pool installed by industry experts, get in touch with Everclear Pools SA today! We have years of industry experience and specialise in new fiberglass pool sales and run a complete pool shop for all your water testing, chemical, and spare parts requirements. For outstanding customer service with second-to-none installations, contact our friendly team today.