The swimming season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about the basics of your pool care. While you may be adjusting your chemicals and testing your water quality, don’t forget that it’s important to make sure your pool is as safe as possible. For above ground pools, this is something you should be focusing on. Above ground pool decks can pose hazards for quite a few reasons, including height and material. While they are beautiful, keeping your above ground pool deck as safe as possible is the only way to properly enjoy your pool. Read on to discover how you can improve safety this swimming season.
Invest in a Pool Alarm
Do you have any pets or small children? When this is your home’s most unruly population, keeping them safe can be somewhat of a headache. It’s not uncommon for children to sneak off into places they don’t belong. And, it’s equally as likely that they’re going to gravitate towards the pool, searching for entertainment. The only problem is, a child that is unsupervised could compromise their safety. In order to protect children or any curious critters, invest in a pool alarm that will sound any time something enters the pool without your permission.
When exiting the pool, water splashes and spills onto the deck around the perimeter, making this area incredibly slippery. This is a huge safety hazard, and should be addressed properly. One way to do this is to place down some kind of material that will allow for better traction. This could be rubber, grip strips, or even some kind of mat. Regardless, having something laid down that will make the deck less slippery is a must.
Pool Fence and Gate
To add to the effectiveness of your pool alarm, a pool fence and gate are perfect safety precaution additions. A self-closing gate will make it so nothing can enter your pool without opening the gate themselves, which can be difficult for children and animals. And a fence will not only keep things out–it will also ensure everything (including curious children) stays in the pool when it’s in use. This is particularly helpful if one side of your pool isn’t surrounded by a deck.
HFS Financial can help finance the security measures you’ll take to protect your family!
At HFS, we don’t shy away from anything. We’ll always be ready to get you qualified for that loan, even if you have doubts. We’ll recommend you to some of the best dealers in the industry, too, so there’s no reason you should be afraid of working towards that dream pool or dream spa when you apply for a loan with HFS Financing.
Now is the perfect time to start planning for your new swimming pool, spa or hot tub. Don’t delay; make 2017 the year your swimming vision becomes a reality!
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