Are you looking for a new home, or did you just purchase a new home with a backyard swimming pool? Pool access is definitely a perk when it comes to those hot summer months, but a pool can also pose a lot of risks for you and your kids. Here are a few tips to follow—and to watch for when buying a new home—to ensure the pool stays as fun as it should this summer.
1) Is your pool secure?
In order to be safe, your pool needs to have appropriate barriers. It should be completely surrounded by a 4-foot fence that has a self-latching gate. This will help you control access to your pool. The last thing you want is for one of your kids, or one of your neighbours’ kids, to wander in unsupervised. If you have an above-ground pool, take away any of the…
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