A commercial pool can be a big draw for customers looking to relax and unwind on sunny San Diego days. At the same time, you’ll need to be mindful of the potential for legal liability if your pool isn’t as safe as it could or should be. Plus, you don’t want to earn a reputation for having a commercial pool that’s a bit too hazardous. The experienced professionals from San Diego Pools, the pool builder San Diego businesses trust for high-quality construction and exceptional service, suggest keeping the following simple ways to boost pool safety in mind.
The pool deck, or the immediate area around your pool, is likely to be slippery and a potential fall hazard from the water your customers bring out of the pool with them. If you have a concrete deck around your pool, an easy way to keep customers safe is to apply a slip-resistant deck sealer. These transparent sealers are easy to apply whenever the surfaces around your pool need new applications. Plus, they won’t affect the appearance of your pool deck or create a sticky feeling on bare feet.
Bonus tip: Poolside mats can also be used to minimize slip-and-fall risks.
Another simple way to make your pool safer for your customers is to install pool handrails and ladders. Choose handrails that are strong enough to firmly grip with wet hands. And pool ladders should have wide, sturdy steps that won’t become excessively slippery when climbed on by wet bare feet.
Go beyond simply having pool fencing that meets the minimum requirements and opt for a fence with a gate that’s not too easy to open. This can be especially beneficial if you run a business where your customers are likely to have younger children. What this does is discourage kids from going to the pool area unsupervised.
It’s fine to give your guests or customers access to an assortment of floaties and other pool accessories. However, all these pool goodies can become a hazard if they’re randomly placed around your pool when not in use. Instead, have a specific designated area where you keep your pool accessories.
You’ll also have a safer pool for your customers if you properly maintain it. This includes placing a correctly fitting cover on your pool when it’s not in use. Ideally, you want one that’s strong enough to support the weight of an average person for added safety.
Proper pool maintenance that can help your customers stay safer also involves:
• Keeping chlorine and other pool chemicals properly balanced
• Performing regular skimming and scrubbing
• Checking the filter and other mechanical parts periodically
• Keeping the water level sufficiently high
• Power washing the deck to remove dirt and debris
If you have any questions about how to make your pool safer for your customers, call the experienced professionals at San Diego Pools. We are a premier commercial pool builder, and our team of pool design and construction experts is dedicated to building the pool that’s right for your business and providing you with the highest-quality service in the industry. Give us a call today at 888-707-7786.