It’s that time of year, the weather is getting warmer and pools are being opened. Though they are a place to relax, proper precautions must still be taken to ensure that everyone including yourself remains safe.

Pool safety is extremely important, stay close, be alert and always watch children in and around pools. Children are more susceptible to drowning and potentially injuring themselves so it’s important to monitor them closely when they are both in the water and out of the water as well.

Having the appropriate equipment for your pool can increase the safety as well.  Install a 4 foot or taller fence around the pool and use a self-closing and self-latching gate. Ensure the pool has compliant drain covers and is safe for everyone looking to use the pool.

Monitor the conditions of the pool and look for damages to keep the pool in good working order. Have life-saving equipment on stock such as life vests, foam rings, a life ring, and a reaching pole keeps you prepared if a sudden emergency were to occur.

Consider installing a pool and gate alarm to alert when a child go nears the water and a surface wave or underwater alarm. Having pool and gate alarms will keep you aware of the pool even if you were to look away for that split second.

Call Basco Security at 781-294-4166 for more information regarding the security of your pool. We would be more than happy to assist you and provide you with the information needed to enhance the safety of your pool.

Please have a safe summer from the entire Basco Security Family.