Although the first things that come to mind when deciding to purchase an above ground swimming pool are barbecues, hot summer days, and quality family time, it is always very important to discuss pool safety and the ways to protect your backyard from any possible dangers. There are ways, specifically product upgrades, to dramatically decrease the possibilities of having a dangerous pool area and to make your pool safer. Peace of mind is hardly ever too expensive or not worth the cost. It’s important to stay aware even when your pool isn’t on the top of your mind.
Pool Safety Ladders
Both the Confer Evolution and the Roll Guard A-Frame safety ladders offer a way to lock the outside portion to prevent unwanted entry and make your pool safer. The Evolution has a swing design that raises the outer half of the ladder in the air and locks it in place so that your little ones will not be able to reach it. The Roll Guard ladder has a sleek design that blocks the outer half of the ladder with a roll down gate. Both designs are very effective and easy to adjust.
The Confer 7100 A-Frame ladder is ideal for pools installed above ground (without a deck). The Confer 7100 provides safe and secure entry & exit from your above ground pool, featuring an anti-entrapment barrier to prevent entrapment behind the ladder.
The Confer Roll Guard A-Frame Safety Ladder features a unique locking Roll Guard safety barrier which helps prevent access to the pool when not in use. The simple roll-up and down design (similar to a garage door) eliminates the need to flip up or spin the outer treads of the ladder to restrict access.
EXPERT TIP: If you have a deck with a deck ladder, it is highly recommended to have a self-closing locking gate on the decking near the entry of the pool. Your pool area should always be locked and secure while not in use. Especially when children live or play in close proximity to your pool.
The Poolguard “Safety Buoy” pool alarm is the only floating pool alarm on the market with Sub Surface Detection Technology and NSF Certified to the ASTM F2208 pool alarm standard. Ideal for above ground pools up to 30’ round or 18’ x 36’ Oval, soft sided portable pools and spas. The new sensing technology provides less chance of false alarms due rain, wind, and small objects. The “Safety Buoy” includes an in-home remote siren with a 200 ft range, storage stand, tethering supplies, and magnetic key for easy resetting. Poolside siren sounds at 85+ decibles for up to 10 ft. Designed and tested by one of the top rated manufacturers of pool and door safety alarms, Poolguard/PBM Industries. Proudly manufactured in the USA and includes a one year warranty.
- Ideal for above ground pools up to 30′ Round and 18′ x 33′ Oval
- Includes magnetic key to control and reset the unit
- Automatically resets when placed back into pool
- In-home remote siren – receives signal up to 200′ away
Pool Safety Covers
For in-ground pools a safety cover is the best way to make your pool safer during the off-season. For above ground pools though, many times it is not possible to have a safety cover as it requires decking around the entire perimeter of the pool. This is another reason why a safety ladder or a self-closing locking gate on your deck is important.
Make Your Pool Safer – Last but not least…
Teach your children the dangers of water and the importance of staying away from the pool unless there is an adult supervising. Education is the best way to have a safe swimming pool.