Summer Pool Cleaning and Safety Tips
When summer brings the heat crashing into your daily routine, a pool is a great way to cool off and break up the dog days of summer.
But a water feature on your property requires a few important things, such as regular maintenance and awareness of safety when friends and family, particularly small children, come to take a dip in your outdoor oasis.
An above or in-ground pool can get slick with bacteria quickly if the water circulation, chemical balance, and equipment maintenance aren’t regularly cared for.
SERVPRO of Percy Priest / Hickory Hollow has an excellent team of professionals who can quickly and efficiently assist if your water features cause any damage to your property. From backyard ponds, spas, waterfalls and pools, we can evaluate and offer advice on how to fix damage from broken equipment or other ancillary issues.
A glistening pool can turn murky and green within a day of neglect. A breakdown in water circulation, pH balance or clogged equipment can turn your water wonderland into a heck of an expensive fix. SERVPRO of Percy Priest / Hickory Hollow can save you time and peace of mind by fixing water damage before it creates serious problems.
Safety around pools is often overlooked when the summer season begins. Follow the A, B, C, and D’s of drowning prevention for a fun, safe summer season. Don’t delay in protecting your home and backyard from any drowning risk. Most drowning deaths among young children happen at times when parents are nearby, but a child visits the pool alone.
- A – Adults should be supervising at all times.
- B – Barriers installed around the property prevent unsupervised swimmers from entering the water.
- C – Classes for CPR and swimming can offer an added layer of safety.
- D – Devices such as a lifesaving ring and shepherd's hook are crucial when someone is in trouble in the water.
Never leave your child or their friends unattended around water. Infants and children under the age of 2 can drown in as little as one inch of water. Enroll your children or children who visit your pool regularly in age–appropriate, year-round swim lessons taught by qualified instructors to maintain swimming skills. Non-swimming family members need lessons as well.