Swimming is a wonderful sport that your children can enjoy and benefit from. However, your children's safety should always be considered if you intend to put a pool in your backyard.
Modern technology has created products and options that make swimming pools safer and more secure for kids.
Fibreglass Pools – There are three popular types of modern swimming pools, based on materials used. There's concrete, vinyl and fibreglass. Fibreglass happens to be the newest and most advanced among the three. Guardian Pools adds that these come in eye-catching designs on top of their superior quality. Since they have the smoothest finish, and require the least maintenance and the lowest chemical usage, they can be deemed the most kid-friendly. Even the short installation time can be a safer option when you have energetic and curious children.
Safety Glass Fence – You may not be required to sit poolside the whole time your children are enjoying the pool, but you should see them clearly from afar. Glass fences give you a perfect view even at a distance. Also, modern pool fences are made to be durable and virtually unbreakable, which makes them perfect for playful and overactive kids.
Flotation Devices – Keep flotation devices such as inner tubes, arm bands and life vests handy to encourage children to use them. Purchase durable and age-appropriate flotation devices, then install storage space for these ‘toys’ near the pool.
Teach your children how to put them on, or use them before they enter the water. However, don't put all your confidence in these safety devices. Teach your children basic pool safety guidelines and make sure there’s an adult present when they are enjoying the pool.
Your children aren't the only ones who can enjoy a backyard pool. Your family and friends would also appreciate the hours of fun and swimming, as long as your pool is deemed safe.