Pool Safety: What You Should Know

Eastern Aquatics is committed to creating quality, custom pools with affordability and attention to detail in mind. We treat every new project as if the final product were going into our own backyard, especially when it comes to safety. According to the CDC, drowning is on the rise as a leading cause of unintentional injury and death in the United States, but knowing the risk factors can help prevent accidents from occurring. Here are some ways to be proactive about pool safety:

Take Swimming Lessons
Taking swimming lessons from a certified instructor can significantly reduce the risk of drowning, especially in young children. Everyone who uses your pool, including adults, will benefit greatly from learning proper techniques to keep themselves and others safe when around the water. The American Red Cross’ website provides information on where to find lessons for both children and adults in your area. They also offer First Aid, Basic Life Support (BLS), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes.

Swim with Supervision 
Even if you are an experienced swimmer, accidents can happen quickly. While accessories like noodles, inner-tubes, and floaties may be fun and seem to provide swimmers with some support, they can’t take the place of proper supervision. Designating a “Swimming Spotter” to keep watch from the deck whenever your pool is in use is one way to ensure the safety of your swimmers in the event of an emergency. 

Install Appropriate Barriers
In addition to exercising caution when poolside, every component of your pool can be customized to ensure safety. Picking a proper pool cover can stop children and animals from finding their way to the water when you aren’t looking. Outfitting your drains with compliant covers can curb hair or jewelry from getting caught. Installing a fence and proper locks can keep your pool area secure even when you aren’t around. 

Filters and Automation Systems
An automation system can streamline the process of keeping your pool safe and clean. In addition to helping reduce energy costs and controlling features like jets, waterfalls, or lights, an automation system can help you get ahead of potential problems, like an alarm to warn you about unexpected activity in your pool area, or an alert notifying you about a change in your pool’s pH level. Pool pumps and filters can be carefully selected with your individual needs in mind, keeping your pool free from unwanted debris and contaminants around the clock, making maintenance easier and preserving the quality of your pool over time.

Pool safety doesn’t end when you exit the water, and Eastern Aquatics takes measures to equip your pool with the best safety features at every stage, from design to completion. Whether you’re updating your existing pool, or starting at the beginning, Eastern Aquatics will always treat quality and safety as our top priorities. 

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