In most cases, a child inadvertently gets out of the house after a door or entry has been left open or unlocked, usually due to human error. The child is thought to be safe inside, but someone else has left a door opened or unlocked. Although precautions were taken, human error has led to the drowning.
You’ve made the decision to install a pool in your backyard. You and your children will simply be able to slide open the back door, grab a few water guns and floats, and partake in summertime fun. Before that can happen, though, designing and building a safe pool environment should be your main concern.
When it comes to pets, most people don’t think of them as mere animals—they are truly members of the family, who naturally want to spend many hours in the backyard along with their two-legged companions. However, as with any family member, it is important to make their experiences as safe as possible.
Pool rules will vary from home to home, depending on the type of pool you have, the people who use it and which amenities (e.g. diving boards, slides, etc.) you’ve added. However, there are some basics that apply to any backyard pool.
Chemicals are very important to the health of your swimming pool—and your family. Storing and handling these substances properly will ensure both your safety and the desired results for your swimming pool water.