When it comes to purchasing a home there are always different features that you are looking for and, in most cases, especially when purchasing a home in a hotter climate, having a pool is something that can be found on quite a few peoples wish lists. While there are many positives to owning your own pool and creating a little back yard oasis, there are also dangers that should not be taken lightly. Pools can be dangerous, and thus, should you purchase a home with a pool there are a few safety tips that you might want to consider using.
Aside from never leaving children, or those who cannot swim unattended, there are a few other safety tips that you can use to ensure that you have a safe pool and can hopefully eliminate any and all accidents from occurring.
#1 Install a Fence/Gate
This is one of the best ways to keep your pool safe. By installing fencing around the pool, you limit the accessibility which helps you control who can access the pool and when.
#2 Motion Alarms Should someone accidentally fall in the pool; the splash and waves will set off the alarm. This is a great safety feature to have even with fencing installed.
#3 Drain Covers
Drains can actually be very dangerous which many people forget. It is extremely important to have the proper drain covers installed. If you are unsure of which covers are needed, you can always visit a pool supply store or schedule a consultation with a pool maintenance company.
#4 Learn CPR
Knowing how to preform CPR is always a good thing, however, when owning a pool, it is even more helpful as it could be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.
#5 Make an Emergency Kit
Pool Emergency kits should include items such as a flotation device, scissors to cut caught or tangled hair, clothing, etc. a first aid kit, a blanket, and you should always bring a phone out to the pool with you.
With the right safety measures in place, owning a pool can be one of the most fun and enjoyable features of a new home. Grab a towel and hit the pool to enjoy a day of sunshine of laughs.
If you are currently searching for a new home whether with or without a pool, are ready to list your property, or have any general questions regarding the real estate within and surrounding Palm Desert, please feel free to contact our office at any time.