It’s summertime and the poolside life is easy. Or at least, kind of a necessity what with quarantine and everything. But your pool can’t be the relaxing oasis it should be if the right safety features aren’t in place. If you’re looking to make your pool the best it can be, consider these safety-focused swimming pool renovations to make it everything it should be and more.
Nothing is worse than getting out of the pool and taking a step on slippery tile only to find yourself flat on your back or falling hard on your butt. No-slip decking will make that problem a thing of the past and keep your feet underneath you where they belong. If you don’t already have anti-slip measures in place and can only afford to tackle one safety-focused pool renovation this year, no-slip decking should be your go-to.
This is the kind of renovation that provides safety for your family as well as safety for neighbors, pets, and potential stray critters. Fencing around your pool or pool area will keep out those that shouldn’t have access and will keep your pool safe when you’re not around, too.
You may not be able to keep a constant watch on your pool, but that doesn’t mean pool safety should fall by the wayside. Pool alarms can alert you to intruders, sure, but they can also alert you when a child or animal has fallen into the pool and needs help. Pool alarms can be installed in a variety of ways for a variety of specific and catch-all purposes, so make sure you work with a professional who can help you choose the right alarms for your needs.
Pet Safety Equipment
This is less of a renovation or large-scale installation and more of an easy equipment purchase, but we couldn’t possibly get through a list of pool safety must-haves without mentioning pet safety equipment. Pet safety equipment like ramps should be available if you have a dog or cat that likes to get in the pool whether or not you’re around to supervise their swim time. While we never recommend allowing pets access to the pool without your careful watch, having ramps available will at least give them an easy way out should the need arise.
There are so many beautiful aesthetic features and cool performance features that can be added to your pool and poolscape, but don’t forget the importance of safety features as well. If you’re wondering what safety renovations might best serve you, or you’re ready to start a renovation project, give us a call today at 770-451-1621 or schedule a free consultation.