Although swimming can be carefree fun, owning a backyard pool comes with serious responsibilities. In fact, there are many safety precautions to take to make sure your friends and family enjoy your pool safely.
The following are some general recommendations for swimming pool safety:
- Install a fence with self-locking and closing gates to completely isolate your pool from your house and the areas around it.
- Don’t leave your children or guests alone in the event that they would need assistance. Teach pool rules to your children and guests, and post them where they are easily visible.
- Don’t stick your fingers in grates and filters.
- Don’t swim for at least 30 minutes if you hear thunder or see lightning.
- Take lifeguard, first aid and CPR courses in case anyone needs assistance while on your property. Once old enough, your children should receive this same training.
- Keep rescue equipment and a telephone to call 911 close to the pool area.
You also want to make sure that you have your pool listed on your home owners insurance policy. Having an umbrella insurance policy in place would also be an asset in the case that someone is injured at your pool and your home owners insurance does not fully cover their expenses. This can easily happen and catch you by surprise if you are not prepared and don’t have enough coverage.
Reach out to one of the agents at the John Scott Insurance Agency and let us review your home owners policy to make sure you are covered best and also to provide the options for an umbrella policy in case you would like to put one in place. You work hard for your assets and earn your relaxation time. Let us help you have peace of mind that you are covered during anything.