Safety types for home swimming pool installing, some basic types.  

by Pool Builders on 01-20-2009 in Articles

A swimming pool is an investment in your home and family, it is their exercise and health, and an entertaining place for the family and friends in the backyard. The next vacation could be everyday in the new backyard. And for better hours of family fun, health and entertainment, it is necessary the good safety installation to be done. Here are some basic types about the safety in installation that has to be watched out for.

There have to be Installed barriers around the home swimming pool. Also the gates should be self-closing and self-latching, and childes should be able to reach the latch. For above ground pools, steps and ladders have to be secured and locked and when the pool's not in use they have to be removed. As an additional protection it is good to be installed door and pool alarms. Although no amount of barriers or alarms replace supervision - always watch kids in the water. Having a cordless phone, emergency numbers, a first aid kit and rescue equipment near the pool is a part of safety. Kids should never swim alone. Some more swimming pool don't also are:

- Don't run near the pool.
- Don't push or jump on others in the water.
- Don't dive or jump into shallow water.

Drowning isn't the only danger. If storm clouds are coming or thunders happening, all have to get out of the pool immediately to avoid electrocution. The contaminated pool water can cause sickness. So for others' sake, don't swim if you're sick yourself, don't change a baby's diaper near the pool, and put swim diapers on babies and toddlers. It's also good practice to shower before swimming.

For any pool barrier, the maximum clearance at the bottom of the barrier should not exceed 4 inches above grade, when the measurement is done on the side of the barrier facing away from the pool. If an aboveground pool has a barrier on the top of the pool, the maximum vertical clearance between the top of the pool and the bottom of the barrier should not exceed 4 inches. Preventing a child from getting through a pool barrier can be done by restricting the sizes of openings in a barrier and by using self-closing and self-latching gates. To prevent a young child from getting through a fence or other barrier, all openings should be small enough so that a 4-inch diameter sphere can't pass through.

There are two kinds of gates which might be found on a residential property. Both can play a part in the design of a swimming pool barrier. For Pedestrian Gates, these are the gates people walk through. Swimming pool barriers should be equipped with a gate or gates which restrict access to the pool. A locking device should be included in the gate design. Gates should open out from the pool and should be self-closing and self-latching. If a gate is properly designed, even if the gate is not completely latched, a young child pushing on the gate in order to enter the pool area will at least close the gate and may actually engage the latch. Placing the release mechanism at this height prevents a young child from reaching over the top of a gate and releasing the latch.

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