Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to build your dream swimming pool, paving the way for days of fun in the sun, parties around the pool and leisurely weekends enjoying the beautiful San Antonio and Austin weather.
And while swimming pools are definitely the main ingredient for fun, it’s important to remember a pool does add a layer of responsibility to homeowners. Creating safety precautions and rules are paramount for pools, as is investing in a swimming pool insurance policy, to ensure you, your guests and your pool are always protected.
But first, let’s talk commonsense safety. Adding safety precautions will set ground rules for your guests, and in addition to pool insurance, will add a layer of protection. Below are a few tips to follow.
Commonsense Swimming Pool Safety
Fencing Your Pool
Building a fence around your swimming pool with a childproof gate greatly reduces the possibility of curious kiddos finding their way into the water.
Adult Supervision With Children
While a no-brainer, it’s important that an adult is always with a child by the pool.
Make Sure Your Guests Know How To Swim
Another no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many adults don’t know how to swim. Make sure you ask guests before entering the pool if they know how to swim or not. If they don’t, make sure they stay in the shallow side.
Keep Glass Away From Pool Area
When you’re barbecuing around the pool, make sure to keep all glass at bay. Use plastic cups and plates to avoid any accidents.
Swimming Pool Insurance
While a standard homeowner insurance policy may cover some personal liability to cover any guest or visitor injuries, it doesn’t cover swimming pool damage.
A swimming pool is a great investment to your home. Think of swimming pool insurance as additional protection to your investment. At Blue Haven Pools & Spas our team of professionals can not only help you plan the pool of your dreams, but also offer sound advice on keeping your swimming pool – and you – protected from whatever life may bring. Located in both San Antonio and Austin, Blue Haven Pools & Spas is your number one pool contractor. Give us a call today for your free consultation!