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Pool Fences—Do You Need Them?

Many pool owners out there don’t know whether or not they need fences or walls around their pools. I’ve done research with some top experts in the field of pool safety, and I’m giving you all the answers here.

Why Some Pool Owners Don’t Want Fences

Many pool owners don’t want to invest in the safety and security of pool fences for one of two reasons:

  1. They believe pool fences don’t look great.

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How to Be Sure Your Pool Is Safe

Many pool owners have a deep knowledge of pool safety issues and trends. Most pool owners also meet all legal and conscionable requirements for pool safety equipment, water treatment, and other safety factors.

However, with all these big-picture safety concerns to think about, many pool owners forget to do the simple, regular checks that ensure a pool’s safety in the long run.

To help solve this problem, I’ve written a brief primer for you and other pool owners who want to get in the habit of checking up regularly on their pools’

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What to Do When You Have Your First Pool Installed

Becoming a pool owner is a hugely exciting time in any homeowner’s life. In addition to being tons of fun, a pool can greatly increase the value of your home.

That being said, there’s one important thing that you should do before or during the installation of your pool. Truly consider pool safety.

Why Pool Safety Matters

Pool safety matters because it affects not only you, but everyone around you.

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Automatic Latching Pool Gates: A Study

Pool gates with old-fashioned manual latches are both convenient and unsafe. Luckily, pool gates that latch themselves automatically have been around for a little while now, and they’ve become more efficient and affordable than ever.

Furthermore, the best pool gates with automatic latches are also weighted to self-close, meaning that even if you get distracted and leave the gate open, or a child or neighbor does so, the gate will close and continue keeping your pool secure.

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Are Pools Worth the Risk?

A private pool can be tons of fun. It can also serve as an investment to greatly increase the value of your home. However, pools also carry a great deal of risk. Many homeowners want to know if pools are worth the risk.

Remember, if you install a pool in your home, pool safety becomes your responsibility. To keep yourself and everyone near you safe, you need to learn about the risks of having a pool before installing one.

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How to Make Your Pool Fence Look Great

When you have a pool, you want it to look great. The area around a pool contributes a great deal to how the pool looks. This leads many pool owners to sacrifice safety by avoiding installing a pool fence, just because they don’t like the way pool fences look.

This is illegal in many places, and outright dangerous and irresponsible no matter where you are. Furthermore, there’s no good reason that a pool fence can’t look great—many pool owners just don’t know how to blend the pool fence in with the rest of the pool design.

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Not Just Fences—How to Keep Your Pool Truly Safe

Pool fences are one of the best investments a pool owner can make. In addition to ensuring the safety and legality of your personal pool, they grant you peace of mind.

However, if you have small children or live in a well-populated neighborhood, you may want to take your pool safety concerns just a bit further. You may also worry about intruders or animals getting into your pool area, or about debris from stormy weather getting in your pool water.

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Stay Alert to Stay Alive: How to Remain Aware of Your Surroundings in the Pool Area

Even with the best safety equipment and tons of experience swimming and using a pool, you can’t keep yourself and others safe in or around the pool if you don’t stay alert.

Staying alert in the pool and surrounding area is especially important if young children and/or inexperienced swimmers are using the pool. Here are two great tips to help you stay as alert and focused on safety as possible while still having a good time in the pool.

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The Buddy System: The Best Way to Teach Kids Pool Safety

Pools are hugely popular with kids. If you want your kids and their friends to have a good time in your pool, or in any public pool, you need to make safety your first concern.

One of the best ways to ensure that children are safe while using a pool (or swimming in other bodies of water, such as lakes) is to instruct them to use the buddy system.

How the Buddy System Works

In the buddy system,

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Why Pool Safety Matters

Pool safety is something that concerns all of us. A dangerous pool can affect anyone—your friends and family, your neighbors, your environment, and you personally. This means that having a pool means that you bear a large responsibility.

There are always risks associated with owning or using a pool, just as there are risks inherent in driving a car or going to the amusement park. Your responsibility as a pool owner or user is to do everything you can to mitigate these risks.

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