Safety Tips for Built-In Pool
Question: We purchased a new home with a built-in pool. Do you have any safety tips? (George, Wenatchee WA)
Answer: There are several things that can be done to ensure pool safety. First, get an ornamental iron fence with a locking gate that surrounds the entire pool. You can also have an alarm put on the gate itself, or a sensor alarm that can alert you when there is movement inside the pool. One of the best things to prevent accidental drowning is having a pool cover. You will need more than one of the soft plastic solar covers, which are designed only to trap heat and not to keep people or animals from falling in. A good pool cover will attach at various locations on the deck and cover the entire pool. There are automatic kinds that retract into a vault when the pool is being used.