Pool safety is an essential element to swimming pool design and swimming pool construction. As licensed swimming pool builders, we are very aware of the risks associated with swimming pools and young children. Dreamscapes by MGR recognizes the importance of safe swimming pool design and construction.
If you already own a home with a swimming pool, you likely are very aware of safety regulations. New pool owners and non pool owners may not know potential dangers beyond not allowing small children to swim alone. Safe swimming pool design begins with proper barriers to entry, but also includes drain covers that meet the latest safety standards to avoid suction entrapment dangers.
Even if you feel your child is an accomplished swimmer, a peaceful and beautiful swimming pool can quickly turn from a paradise to a nightmare. Children must be closely supervised anytime they are near a swimming pool, even if there are no plans to swim. Check here for specific safety tips that will help you get the most from your swimming pool design and construction while keeping everyone safe.
It is critical to recognize that swimming instruction is not a replacement for adult supervision. Even children who excel on swim team or can float across the pool as babies can encounter dangerous situations and will not have the skills necessary to save themselves or one of their friends should an accident occur. Remain watchful and actively involved in your child’s pool play (within arms reach) at all times and make plans to teach your child to swim (an essential if you own a swimming pool).
It is also wise to make sure that all adult and teen family members in your home are trained in basic CPR and first aid and that a phone is close at hand, in case an accident does occur.
To read more about the latest safety standards in swimming pool design and construction and drain covers, please visit Poolsafely.gov.