You've spent many fun hours in your backyard swimming pool as you installed it. You have accepted the responsibility that accompanies it, particularly as it pertains to maintaining your pets and, more importantly, your kids safe.
Your kids should be taught basic water safety and should be aware that under no circumstances are they allowed in or around the pool when there are no adults around. Whether you have an above ground pool or an in-ground one, you want to have security devices in place.
All municipalities have code and zoning legislation set up to require it to have pool safety alarms and fencing, and in some instances, both set up.
Swimming pool covers do more than double duty – they keep the water free from airborne contaminants, used as a seal to protect it from winter elements and may also provide a protective barrier to prevent children or pets from falling into the water.
Covers come in several shapes, sizes and designs, from manually operated to digital swimming pool covers that run on tracks at the push of a button. In spite of a cover in place, it's not a foolproof way to keep kids from drowning. Supervision must be set up by adults at all times.
Maximum security is a part and parcel of owning a swimming pool and again, your fencing, locked gate and pool alarms can improve security in and around the pool area. Your weapon should be at least four feet high but check with your local code enforcement officer because they may have different guidelines that will need to be followed. Your swimming pool contractor will probably have covered the information with you and will have secured the necessary licenses for the pool structure.