When you’re buying a swimming pool and paying for its construction you may think about saving money and you may think you don’t need to invest in a pool cover right now — you can budget for it and get one later, right? The swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pool Builder offer reasons why you should use a pool cover and why the investment is worth it.

You’re having so much fun in and around the pool and you know it’s a massive responsibility to keep everyone safe in and around the pool at all times — even when you’re not in attendance. 

Why you should use a pool cover

Your swimming pool is a great space for fun, exercise and entertaining and you need to be willing to accept the responsibility that comes with pool ownership and that means keeping children and everyone in the house safe. Before you sign on the dotted line to own a swimming pool you need to understand basic swimming pool safety. Children need to know that under no circumstance can children swim without an adult present. 

Regardless of whether you have an above ground or an in ground pool, there need to be safety measures and safety devices in place. A pool fence is a required piece of equipment in municipalities across the country. Talk with your pool contractor about the type and style of fence required in your area.

There are myriad types of pool safety equipment you can invest in for your pool and a swimming pool safety cover is one of those items. A safety cover can be used to keep the swimming pool or spa free from airborne contaminants and to seal and protect it from the elements and keep children and pets from falling in in case they scale the safety fence. 

For maximum safety, the pool should be surrounded by a fence that has a locking gate — again this is probably a requirement where you live. The fence should be at least four feet high and constructed of a material that doesn’t offer footholds for a curious child to climb. Your pool contractor should also be well-versed in the installation of a pool fence. Choose one that adds ambiance to your outdoor living area. Your fence can be decorative as well as protective.

When it comes to safety, redundancy is ideal. Many pool owners install pool fencing, pool covers and pool alarms. A pool alarm might be required by the municipality in which you live and this, too will come up during the permitting process for the construction of the pool. Talk with us to determine what type of pool safety devices you want for your swimming pool.