Winter Safety Tips For Your Backyard Pool
When most people think of pool safety, the winter months may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, if you don’t put proper precautions in place for your pool in the winter, it can be very dangerous. Here are some tips to help you ensure that your pool remains a safe space throughout the winter.
One of the most important precautions to take both in the winter and all year round is to ensure that an appropriately sized fence is in place. Try to have a self-latching and self-closing gate that remains closed for the duration of the winter. This is such an important measure to prevent children from accidentally exploring the pool in the off season. Unsupervised children are those at most risk of endangering themselves so it is crucial to never allow your little ones to play near the pool in the winter and to always be accompanied by an adult if near the pool.
The winter months can really inflict a beating on your pool and potentially damage it, rendering it unusable during the months you most need it. The most effective way to counteract this is to purchase a cover for your pool that is designed specifically for winter. Covers come in all different types of shapes and styles but the most important thing to consider is the amount of snowfall you’ll be expecting. Here in Canada we can usually anticipate a higher snowfall than most and we should prepare by getting a cover that can support the weight of that snow. Covers are also a great way of adding an extra layer of security to prevent any unwanted pests from making that pool of yours into their new winter home.
There is one last thing that is crucial for the maintenance and safety of your pool. Though most will hate to accept it, the mercury is bound to drop below freezing and taking care of your pipes becomes a prime priority. Depending on the exact model of your pool there are instructions on how to drain your pipes and ensure they don’t freeze. This is such a crucial part of winterizing your pool and can save you massive headaches come springtime.
Preparing for winter can be daunting and yet it is something that needs to be done. It is much easier when you have support and assistance from our experts at Seaway Pools & Tubs. From finding the most apt fence and gate system to helping you choose the cover you need, our experts are happy to help and always available to find the perfect fit for your pool. Especially when it comes to your pipes, our experts are more than happy to walk you through the process of draining and winterizing your pipes. This winter, be prepared to tackle whatever the season throws at you, and rest assured that the entire team is here to help you whenever you need. Give us a call at (905) 294-8030 and stay safe!