It’s that time of year again. Fun in the sun, lounging on a float, kids splashing away with giggles and shouts of joy. Owning a pool during a hot Tennessee summer is definitely a great investment. Many memories and wonderful celebrations will take place year after year. However, a pool is also a place for potential danger. It’s wise for homeowners to review safety tips before the season kicks off to stay safe all summer long and protect our loved ones.
Having an emergency life preserver ring hanging beside the pool is another valuable decision. Depending on the size of the pool, you may want to have a couple in seperate locations. These work rapidly to toss in the water to someone having trouble swimming. Whether a leg cramp comes on quickly, or someone enters deeper water than expected, these are easy to grab and toss to keep their head afloat until someone can help.
Stickers and Signs
Most of your immediate family will know the rules, but it’s very common to have friends, relatives, and neighbors over to swim. It’s important to have clear reminders of what is safe for your specific pool. People need to be aware of no diving areas, how deep water is, that no running is allowed, and how many people can be on equipment at one time. Especially if you have diving boards or slides, it needs to be very visible that not all areas are safe for diving.
If this is your first season with a pool, be sure to give us a call to add it to your homeowners policy. We will gladly answer any of your questions and make sure you’re properly covered so you can simply relax and enjoy the new investment.