Pool safety – not just fences
Pool safety encompasses a number of different aspects – from the fencing through to the chemicals used in the pool. Get it right with Swim Play Relax Pool and Spa. http://www.sprpoolandspa.com.au/
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Pool Safety – Not just FencesI think it is probably a parent’s biggest fear – to find their child lying face down in the swimmingpool. For 35 families this last year, this was the grim reality faced.If you want to avoid a similar tragedy befalling your family, you need to make sure that yourpool is completely compliant with the new safety regulations and also ensure that youimplement rules for the pool.The Pool Safety RegulationsYou need, by law, to have a pool safety compliance certificate for your pool. It is fairly simple toobtain - download one of the checklists available on any of the pool inspection companywebsites and see how your pool measures up.When you think your pool is ready, you simply make an appointment for a pool inspector tocome around.A Pool Safety Certificate is not EnoughAlthough a pool safety certificate is going to go a long way to making your pool safer, there arestill dangers to consider.Never Leave Children UnsupervisedDrowning happens in the blink of an eye so you need to make sure that any young pool usersare properly supervised by a responsible adult. Teenagers can also supervise but you need toensure that they are responsible and capable of handling a crisis.No Rough HousingOne of the number one causes of injuries when it comes to swimming pools is rough housing.Children, and some adults, think it is fun to push people into the pool or to run around the poolchasing people.These games may seem like fun but can cause injury – make sure people engage in commonsense when playing around and in the pool. This is where responsible adult supervision isimportant.The person should also have a basic knowledge of first aid and preferably some form oftransport, so that anyone injured can receive attention at the site or rushed off to the doctor.
Health IssuesOf course, another issue that can affect your family’s safety is one that we hardly even consider– germs in the water. You need to make sure that your pool water is maintained at the properpH level.Ideally, germs like a more alkaline environment to thrive. The solution is to pop by your localpool supplies Ipswich and get some pool acid, chlorine and a pool testing kit.You need to make sure that the pool is acidic enough to kill off any bacteria but also alkalineenough to make swimming pleasant.If your family starts to complain about stinging eyes or hair turning a peculiar shade after aswim, the balance is off and you need to test the water. If you are unsure of how this works, thefriendly staff at Swim Play Relax Pool and Spa will be more than happy to assist you.Visit http://www.sprpoolandspa.com.au/ to see how Swim Play Relax Pool and Spa can helpyou today. http://www.sprpoolandspa.com.au/