Staying safe is especially important around pool areas, and it’s even more essential if you have younger children and/or pets as part of your household. The primary purposes of keeping your pool safe are to limit access when it makes sense to do so and to be able to monitor your pool when you can’t personally observe it. Continue reading for suggestions we recommend for making your San Diego pool safe without a fence.
Ideally, this is something to consider before your pool is built. The main reason is because it’s usually easier to adjust your pool’s location before it’s already in place so it’s near spots where you already have trees or bushes that can act as natural barriers. That said, if your pool is already installed, a natural barrier can still be a sensible and practical solution, and it can be achieved with some creative landscaping. Options include:
• Planting larger bushes and/or shrubs around your pool
• Using heavier and larger potted plants if you want the flexibility of being able to make adjustments as needed
• Putting hedges around your pool area and maintaining them at your preferred height
These are see-through partitions that can be installed immediately around your pool to limit access without affecting aesthetics. You may prefer to use glass partitions if you want to keep younger children or pets out of the deeper end of the pool or only allow access at certain points.
If your main concern is someone accidentally getting into your pool, consider using a pool alarm. Look for one that’s easy to set up, maintain, and adjust. Newer pool alarms are much more adjustable in terms of sensitivity so you can avoid false alarms from things like leaves falling into your pool.
Another effective way to boost pool safety is to put cameras in strategic locations so you can remotely check in when you’re not able to keep a direct eye on your pool. Also, if your pool cameras are tied into your home’s security system, you may be able to get alerts when motion is detected. At the very least, cameras allow for convenient remote monitoring.
A lower-tech way to make your pool safe without a fence is to use a pool cover. Opt for one that’s secure enough to not be easily pushed open by younger kids or pets. One possibility to consider is an automated cover. In this case, you’ll get a cover that’s more durable and controllable. With some models, you can even open and close the cover with your phone or a remote device. This allows you to close off your pool when nobody is around to monitor it or supervise younger users.
If you need advice about any aspect of pool safety, call the experienced professionals at San Diego Pools. We’re a premier San Diego pool contractor, and our team of pool design and construction experts is dedicated to building the pool that’s right for your family and providing you with the highest-quality service in the industry. Give us a call today at 888-707-7786.