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Pool safety is important when you go for a swim but also when you are inside your home.

If you have a pool in your backyard it is always important to use safety precautions.  Even if you don’t have kids in your home, the neighbors might or someone visiting in the neighborhood might.  Kids can be very curious and find a way to get to your pool.

Mesh fencing should be at least four feet high and have a self-closing, self-latching gate meeting the latest ASTM standards.  Door and gate alarms can alert you to children leaving the house.  Motion alarms can be installed around the pool or in the water.  Children shouldn’t be able to get to your pool without you.  Safety covers meeting the ASTM F1346 Standard are also a way to increase safety in your pool.

Call a pool professional for help making your pool safe!

May is nationally and locally recognized as water safety month.  Be active in your efforts to increase swimming pool safety.  Tell others the importance of barriers to prevent children from accessing pools.  Having several layers of protection preventing access to your pool is important as the weather gets warmer and curiosity of kids runs rampant.  Explore the safety information on our website and be safe!

The thought of building a pool in your backyard can be overwhelming!  How do you choose a company?  How do you choose a design?  How long will it take?  The number one thing is to be sure you hire a company that is properly licensed and insured.  Use the Find a Florida Pool Prosm search for FSPA members in your area.  Get references and verify licenses at www.MyFloridaLicense.com.  Your pool company can guide you through design decisions that need to be made to come up with a final product. Visit our What to Expect page for a few things you may not have thought about before, like how much the weather can affect a project. On the Phases of Construction page is an outline of how a pool takes shape including permits, plumbing, equipment and interior finish.  And of course, enjoy the swim once your pool is finished!

Enjoy cooling off in the pool this summer!  Remember to watch kids in around the pool without any distractions.  Even great swimmers need supervision!

S-W-I-M

S is for SUNSCREEN – Don’t go outside without it

W is for WALK – Don’t run around pools I is for

INSIDE – Go in if it starts to rain or thunder

M is for MAKE sure a grownup is always with you at the pool

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