You can never be too careful when it comes to safety.
Having a pool can really enhance your lifestyle and improve the value of your home. However, ownership does come with responsibilities that we all must take seriously.
Kids Safe Australia recommends that every year you do a simple check to ensure:
Children are closely supervised by an adult at all times around the pool/spa?
All gates and doors that lead into the pool area are self closing?
All gates and doors that lead into the pool area are self latching?
The pool gate is never propped open?
Your safety barrier is free of gaps, holes, or spaces that a child could try to get through?
The area surrounding your pool barrier is free of climbable objects (e.g. BBQs, tree stumps, chairs etc.)?
If your pool/spa are does not meet anything on the checklist you should get it repaired as soon as possible.
From Royal Life Saving Australia:
Keeping children safe around water constitutes following the four key actions of Royal Life Saving's Keep Watch Campaign:
Supervise. Actively supervise children around water
Restrict. Restrict children’s access to water
Teach. Teach children water safety skills
Respond. Learn how to respond in the case of an emergency
Children must be supervised by an adult when in, on or around water.
Active supervision means focusing all of your attention on your child, all of the time. You must be within arms’ reach, interacting with your child and be ready to enter the water in case of an emergency. Our research shows that any distractions, such as using mobile phones or doing household chores, while children are near water increases their risk of drowning.
All Plungie Pools we install are finished off and inspected to NSW standards to ensure the safety of you, your family and any visitors.
If you would like to discuss a Plungie Pool for your home, contact the team at Branching Out Co.