Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, it’s time to get your pool ready for the summer! But besides planning all the fun you’ll have, you need to consider pool safety. Not only is this the responsible thing to do, it’s important for keeping your homeowners insurance in Rock Hill, SC current and affordable. Here are four pool safety tips from the Gill Agencies.
- Never let anyone swim alone. Never let anyone, regardless of age or skill level, swim alone. This is one of the most important steps you can take to keep swimmers safe.
- Lock the pool when it’s not being used. Always lock your pool at night, when you’re out of town, or when the pool is not in use or unsupervised. Consider installing an alarm system to alert you if someone tries to sneak into the pool area.
- Designate diving and no-diving areas. Diving is one of the most common ways pool accidents happen. In general, you shouldn’t allow diving unless you have a diving board.
- Always have rescue equipment handy. Rescue equipment like life preservers and rope can save a life. Make sure everyone who swims at your pool knows where to find these items.
Pool safety measures like these are often required by insurers. To learn more, call Gill Insurance or Gill-Holler Insurance. We offer homeowners insurance in Rock Hill, SC and surrounding areas, including Fort Mill, Richburg, and Lake Wylie.