The dream of any family in Australia, is to have their very own swimming pool. We are blessed with fantastic weather here most of the year, and so we like to be able to cool off in the cool waters of our very own private swimming pool. Having a pool in your backyard, means that the family doesn’t have to load up the car, to go to the beach, in order to enjoy a swim. You just walk out to your own backyard and there is an inviting pool just sitting there waiting for you and your family to have fun. It is a significant investment in any property, but you will more than recoup your money invested and then some.
Safety is the key.
While it’s fantastic that you have this area in which your family can bond and have endless weekends having fun, it is also a place of great danger, if you do not take the necessary precautions needed to keep you, your family and your pets safe. There is a lot that you can do to make sure that any time spent there is a safe and enjoyable one, but one of the first things that you need to do when your new pool is completed, is to have checked out to make sure that is compliant, regarding government safety regulations.
Peace of mind.
Your builder may have a fantastic reputation for doing work such as this, but in order to get the right peace of mind that the swimming pool has been built properly and safely, you really need to find a company that specialises in a pool compliance certificate. When you have this piece of paper, then you have the assurance that everything is in order and your pool is up to code. There are other things that you can do to keep your swimming pool safe and we will look at some of them here.
- A pool fence – Yes, this involves additional expense, but it provides all-day protection for your kids, for your pets, and other uninvited guests that you are not aware of. The swimming pool fence can be constructed from many materials, but one of the most popular ones, is a pool fence made from glass. It is incredibly strong, but its main selling point is that it allows you to see everything that is going on within the swimming pool.
- Non slip tiles – There is going to be a lot of water splashed out of the pool from the kids playing, and this makes the area around the pool a very dangerous place. Kids and adults can lose their footing, if the right kind of tile is not installed around the circumference of the swimming pool. Non slip tiles help to give everyone grip on a wet surface and this cuts down on the number of tumbles.
There are many more things that you can do to make the swimming pool, and the swimming pool area, safer. Hopefully, the above two examples will get you thinking about safety a lot more, and you will try to find other ways to keep you, your family and any guests, unwanted or not, a lot safer.