In the summer time, everyone tends to love a pool – they are great for fun on a warm day. You can play games in them, exercise, cool down from the sun and make great memories in them. However, they do come with a certain risk so it is important to be responsible with your pool if you do in fact own one. Various different responsibilities are often forgotten when basking in the joy of enjoying your pool on a hot summers day, responsibilities such as; upkeep (a lot, of upkeep), sun safety for those around your pool and most importantly making sure that everyone using the pool is kept safe by rules and regulations.
A lot of people share the dream of having a pool at their house so that they can kick back and relax in the summer, however maintenance can be the main deterrent – whether down to the fact they don’t have the time to maintain the pool, or the patience, it can be an overwhelming responsibility. The responsibilities will never go away with the pool; however you can make them more manageable by staying organised. Firstly you should make sure that you get rid of any debris in the pool, this can be things like leaves or even bugs – simply removing these from your pool regularly will immediately make your pool more hygienic, instantly giving it a cleaner feel. To do this, all you have to do is skim the top of the water with a net – so that it picks up anything floating on the water. Step two to cleaning your pool would be to vacuum the very bottom of the pool, eventually dirt can build up on the tiles of your pool and give it an unhealthy look – so vacuuming your pool is essential if you want it too look and feel fresh at all times. The last part of maintaining your pool is to level out the pH levels correctly, to do this you have to measure the levels weekly and balance them by adding certain chemicals to your pool depending on your measurements.
Children can be the inspiration to getting a pool, so that your kids have something fun to do in the summer and to get them out in the fresh air – however it can be dangerous. If children are left unattended with a pool you can tell there are obvious risks, to put your mind at ease there are a variety of things you can do – simply installing gates to your pool and making sure it is inaccessible unless an adult is present is effective and simple. Another, is fitting a pool cover so that it deters anyone from jumping in to the pool, this means that you have doubled up on the safety of your pool. Now though, there are new developments in technology that have allowed for even more peace of mind through drowning alarm. These are devices that children would wear and when they are submerged it causes a loud alarm to sound, alerting you to the fact your child is underwater. This can also be adapted to use on pets.
Finally, sun safety should always be made an important point when anyone is around the pool for long periods of time. Prolonged exposure to the sun can result in sunburn, dehydration, sunstroke, sun rush or even worse could lead to skin cancer. This is why you should be safe around the play as well as in it. Make sure you apply plenty of sun cream, drunk plenty of fluids and use shaded areas. Canopies like those from Clovis Canopies, can be a great way to protect yourself from the sun and also somewhere to relax out of the sun. Canopies come in a variety of shapes; style and materials like tensile fabrics or plastic and can be made to suit the space you have.