More commonly known for its cultural identity as the location of the Salem witch trials, Salem in Massachusetts has a population of about 42,000 and is mostly a residential and tourist area. The city is also recognized as the birthplace of the US National Guard.
Summer in Massachusetts can be quite pleasing and perfect for taking a swim. While not everyone can visit the ocean to take a dip everyday, many residents look to own their own above ground pool to cool off anytime they want to.
For those who already own one, or those planning to, one of the more important features you should take into consideration is safety. As such, here are a few safety products you might want to utilize for your above ground pool.
For starters, a fence can be especially useful to keep children from gaining unsupervised access to the pool. A fence can be installed around the pool edge and along the stairway. For added safety and security, you should add a gate as well.
Similar to the fence are hand rails and stair rails for extra protection against slipping.
Another pool safety feature you can install is a pool alarm. There is a sensor alarm available that can detect intrusions by children weighing 18 pounds and above. This can also be used to detect pets, intruders, and other unwanted visitors from gaining access. Easy to install, you won’t have to worry about who gains access to your pool.
You can also add signs all around the pool. Depth markers are also very important and signs should remind swimmers to not jump or run around the pool.
Above ground pools are safe for everyone, but it won’t hurt to be extra cautious. If own an above ground pool, or are planning to get one, be sure to ask about safety features and accessories you can use for your own peace of mind.