During the warmer weather, many families head to swimming pools in Wollongong, or take steps to purchase their own from Integrity Pools. There is nothing nicer than sitting in a cooling pool when the sun is at its peak, but there are also dangers around using swimming pools, and you need to understand how to take care of yourself and your family and avoid potential danger. We want to offer you some safety tips to make the most of your time in the pool.
Our Swimming Pool Safety Tips
Get everyone swimming lessons
Water is dangerous to anyone who doesn’t know how to swim, and so it is vitally important that you make sure everyone in your family can swim before you head to the pool. Your kids should certainly be having swimming lessons at the local pool, but adults shouldn’t think that they are immune from this rule – age doesn’t matter when it comes to learning how to swim.
Learn rescue techniques
Sometimes, bad things can happen to even the most prepared, and if you are taking the time to order a swimming pool from Integrity Pools, then you can make sure that at least one member of your family knows how to perform pool rescues. This includes getting people out of the water if they are in trouble, and performing CPR to help keep them breathing afterwards.
Add suitable fences
It is now the law in several Australian states, including New South Wales, that you have to have suitable fencing around your pool. The fence has to be a minimum of 1.2m in height, with gaps mo more than 10cm at the bottom and between the bars. These regulations are there to help you enjoy your Integrity Pools model in safety.
Buy suitable pool covers
Most pool drains have a powerful suction on them, necessary to pull in dirt and debris from the water, and even very strong swimmers can be pulled to the bottom by uncovered drains. Make sure that your pool drain is correctly covered to prevent any accidents.
Get a high-quality swimming pools in Wollongong
If you and your family want to enjoy a swimming pool without risk of accident this summer, you should consider hiring Integrity Pools to build you one that suits your lifestyle and complement your yard. To find out more about our great fibreglass swimming pools in Wollongong, contact us today online, or call us on 0401-157-172 now.
For more news and advice on swimming pools, read our previous blog on The Dangers of DIY Swimming Pool Installation.