The Basics of Pool Safety

The Basics of Pool Safety

Having a pool can be a fun addition to parties, as well as a great way to cool off in the summer months. However, it is extremely important to follow some guidelines to ensure your pool is safe and family-friendly so you can continue having fun all year long.

The basics of pool safety.
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Most people think of the traditional “no running around the pool” when thinking about pool safety. However clean up and support is also important. Cleaning up pool toys after each use can help prevent kids from wandering back to the pool unsupervised, and steps and handrails may assist those young swimmers when it’s time to swim. Pool cleaning and maintenance also refers to your pool’s chemistry levels.

Pool Safety Tips

An ill-maintained pool may have cloudy water, green water, foamy water, and a strong chlorine odor. Sometimes if your pool is infected with dirt and other contaminants, your eyes can become red after swimming. The last thing you want to do is risk your safety in what should be a fun or relaxing activity.

Testing your pool’s chemistry is also extremely important, because balances that are too high or too low are not safe to swim in. pH should be between 7.4 and 7.6, total alkalinity should be between 80 to 120 ppm, and chlorine 2 to 4.

Once you know your pool is balanced, you can implement the more common rules like:

  • No running.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Install safety precautions like fences, handrails, and steps.

Maintaining Your Pool with Pink Dolphin

If you are concerned about whether or not your pool is safe to swim in, call the pool professionals at Pink Dolphin. We offer regularly cleaning and chemical balancing services so you can swim safely all year long. Additionally, we provide other services, like hand rail installation, pool equipment repair, and pool filter repair. Give us a call at (602) 688-7465 today!

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