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Winter Pool Safety

Pool safety is a popular topic during the summer months, as it should be. However, pool related accidents can happen any time of year, including the winter. It is important to prepare your pool for the winter by taking proper safety precautions.

One of the best ways to protect your pool and those around it is by installing a safety cover. Unlike traditional pool covers, safety covers are designed to withstand the weight of people, animals, and even cars, should they end up on top of the pool. Young children and pets often venture out on top of pool covers, mistaking them for solid ground. A safety cover would prevent an accidental drowning, should this happen to your pet or child. In addition to preventing accidental submersion and drowning, safety covers also protect your pool from debris and algae growth during the winter months. This is a great way to protect your investment, as safety covers help to keep your pool in peak condition throughout the harsh winter months. Not only will this save you a tremendous amount of time when you reopen your pool, but it will save you money as well. Safety covers last much longer than traditional pool covers and allow you to spend less when you open your pool for summer.

In addition to a safety pool cover, it is still recommended that safety fences be used in homes with small children. Even if your pool is not in use, small children could easily end up near a swimming pool in the winter months. It is best to prepared and take all necessary precautions to keep your family safe. Continue to talk to your children about pool safety and make sure they know the dangers associated with falling in the pool. Furthermore, never leave a child unattended around a swimming pool, even if it has been closed for the winter.

Following these important safety steps can ensure that your children and pets are safe throughout the winter. You will be protecting more than just your investment, you will be protecting the lives of children as well. Winter pool safety is a must for any pool owner.

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