A home swimming pool is the ideal place to teach children how to swim. Nevertheless, one false step can turn your dream into a nightmare. In order to prevent the risk of drowning, especially for children under the age of five, the law obliges all owners of private swimming pools to equip their pools with adequate safety devices. These pool safety devices must respect very precise standards, which may never replace the active vigilance of adults.
Let’s look at the different choices that are available to you.
At Waterair Swimming Pools, we have classified them into two categories:
Alarms: The only active safety system that warns you if a weight over 6 kg falls into the water. This device is the least expensive on the market. It is both attractive and easy to install. A word of warning, however: the alarm only triggers when the child is in the water, which requires rapid intervention.
Safety barriers: They are easily installed to fit the desired perimeter around the pool. These barriers are transparent for aesthetic reasons and also allow you to see through them. Be vigilant over closing the gate that gives access to the pool!
Shelters: Once closed, shelters provide total security for your pool, but that’s not all. They offer 4 non-negligible advantages: they provide safety; they heat the pool water by up to 9 °C in a eco-friendly way; they simplify pool maintenance by eliminating exterior pollution and save on water treatment products.
Covers: There are several models available at Waterair Swimming Pools:
Solae Waterair ® pool cover: It meets the same criteria as a shelter and has the advantage of being very attractive, thanks to its transparent panels.
For your information: We remind you that bubble covers do not provide safety for your swimming pool.
In order to choose the safety installation that best corresponds to the way you use your pool, we suggest you request a free, personalised site study.
As the FFP (French Federation of Swimming Pool Professionals) so rightly advises the public, there are 6 key points to adopt during the bathing season: