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3 Tips For How To Keep Your Property’s Swimming Pool Safe

May 13 2015

City or state officials will not mind forcing you to close your pool if it is not up to code. Having an inspector come out to evaluate your pool before you make it publicly accessible will relieve embarrassment. The worst thing you can do is have it opened a couple days before Memorial Day and have the inspector find that it is a cesspool of germs and disease. What’s more, you should also be doing some property maintenance to ensure all fences, gates, and other enclosures are up to par.

Inevitably, there are a lot of things you need to take into consideration to keep your property’s swimming pool safe, and here are some of the top:

Your pool water must be (and stay) balanced.

One of the absolute first things that an inspector will do is to check your pool water’s chemistry. They will test the chlorine, pH, alkalinity and calcium. They will also be able to tell you if the water is clear enough, and they will also be able to detect any algae. Checking for things such as this is vital because the last you need to end up with is a sick resident (who’s also ready to sue you) if it’s later found that you neglected to balance out your pool’s chemistry levels.

Your pool equipment must be in working condition.

Apart from ensuring that the water is swimmable, another thing you need to check is the condition of you pool’s equipment. Equipment that you will need to check on to ensure that you pass an inspection will include things such as the pool’s vacuum, pressure gauges, filters, handrails, and drains. You should also make sure that there are enough ring buoys and depth markers for swimmers. If you have a lifeguard on duty, you should also have a lifeguard status sign, as well as a sign for any rules that your swimmers need to follow in order to stay safe.

Hire the right person to supervise.

There are some commercial properties that do not offer lifeguard supervision. For those that do, finding one that is trained and certified is a priority. As a property owner, your responsibility will revolve around finding the time to screen potential lifeguards. Doing this will help you find individuals that not only have the safety of your swimmers in mind, but also that of your property and its reputation.

For commercial property owners, pool season begins way before the temperature begins to rise. If you give your pool the attention it needs, the fewer issues you will have to deal with once one of your residents does his or her first cannonball.

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