Swimming Pools

Common Dangers Around Your Swimming Pool

Who doesn’t love spending time in a swimming pool? But, at the same time, there is a vast amount of time where we merely have a silent body of water in our backyard. A responsible pool owner knows that there are risks that go along with ownership of a pool, and these risks need to be mitigated. This is especially true for families with children and pets.

There are things you can do to make your swimming pool safer for everyone who comes into contact with it. It only takes some forethought, awareness, and planning. By addressing any concerns there might be, you can maximise the joy your family can experience while spending time in the pool. Let’s take a look at how you can identify key dangers and make your pool safer to use for everyone.

#1 Slippery Decks

Despite our best efforts, deck surfaces age. South Africa’s climate enables the development of algae on the surface, which ends up making it very slippery. This is especially true in wet conditions. In an effort to reduce the likelihood of slipping or failing on the pool’s deck, it’s advisable to pressure wash the deck at least once annually.

#2 Stairs and Ladders

Some of the most common places for injury in a pool are the stairs and ladders. Oftentimes, coloured-nosing tiles help accentuate the edges of the steps. This assists in defining the edges under the moving water. The risk of injury increases at night. It becomes even likelier if there isn’t any underwater pool light to illuminate the water.

At the same time, ladders often have hand rails installed into the pool deck, which have the potential of coming loose over time. It’s because of this that you need to work with a professional pool designer and installer, to make sure that the risks associated with owning a swimming pool are assessed and addressed.

Turn to SA Pools for Quality Swimming Pools in Pretoria

When you approach us for a brand-new pool, we’ll take note of any specific wishes you may have. It’s also at this stage that we’ll point out any possible issues and explain what will happen throughout each stage of the construction.

We’ll advise you of any planning consent that needs to be acquired, and also make recommendations for the best sterilisation, filtration, and heating systems for your new pool. These are only a few of the many reasons why we continue to lead the swimming pool design and construction sector in Pretoria. Let us help you realise your dream of your own personalised swimming pool.

We’ll Even Heat Your Swimming Pool

Using free energy from the sun, you can heat your pool throughout the year, and save while doing so. Solar water heaters are no longer a luxury, but a necessity, as we work hard to save our environment. Our solar pool heating technology is manufactured to withstand all weather conditions. Let us help you keep your pool warm and inviting throughout the year.

These are only a few of the many reasons why we should remain your first choice for everything swimming and pool related in Pretoria. Tap into our unmatched expertise, and let it work for you. If you would like to learn more about our company, what we do, and how we can be of benefit to you, then simply contact us today. We are ready to answer any questions you may have, and to provide you with all the insights needed to make a fully informed decision. Our team looks forward to hearing from you.