Having a private swimming pool is good, but you should know that it makes children happy and arouses their curiosity at the risk of causing a fatal drowning. In order to prevent such accidents, the law requires the installation of safety equipment. Thus, all owners of a pool must consider this type of protection when building their pools. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know about indoor pool and their safety procedures.
The fence of a pool
When your pool location is easily accessible, consider surrounding it with a protective fence to keep your children safe. This barrier must be approved and comply with the NF P 90 306 standards. This is the regulation related to the installation of safety devices for a private pool. It comes into force within the framework of the prevention of fatal drownings of children under 5 years old.
According to this regulation, the fence must be installed at the height of at least 1.10m so that children cannot climb it. In addition, it is marked that the bars must be of equal level. Likewise, the elements of the fence, such as the edges, etc., must be kept free of danger for children. Thus, jamming and protruding iron rods or sharp edges are inadmissible. The gate should be equipped with an armored locking system to secure curious children. Also, the fence must be impact resistant.
There are 3 types of gates including fixed, removable, and retractable. As far as a fence is concerned, you should know that it is available in several models so as not to spoil the view and the decorations of your pool. Among these, we can mention the Beethoven fence, the stainless steel and glass fence, etc. They are easy to install and let you see the aesthetic aspect of your pool.
If you can no longer keep an eye on your children, you can install an alarm system to inform you of their behavior. There are 2 types of alarms, the peripheral detection alarm, and the immersion detection alarm. The peripheral detection alarm is a preventive means to avoid the risk of drowning. Indeed, placed near a pool, an alarm bell is activated when a child approaches the pool. On the other hand, the submerged alarm detects the wave movement of the water to signal a fall into the pool.
It is, therefore, a curative measure. As soon as it emits a sound signal, parents must act quickly to rescue their children. Note that these alarms must follow the NF P 90-307-1 standard, which recommends that the system should work continuously and without any false manipulation. This means it must not be within reach of a child under 5 years old. Thus, to get an approved alarm, contact companies specialized in the sale and installation of a pool.
The security cover
For your peace of mind, cover your pool directly with a safety cover. Its installation is governed by the NF P 90-308 standard. According to this law, the cover of a pool must support a weight of up to 100 kg. Regarding its different types, you can choose between a cover with a net, a roller shutter, and a cover with a bar.
For example, in the case of a roller shutter, you can choose the immersed type, which is very aesthetic and can be stored discreetly under a grating. Moreover, this device is both flexible and automatic and can be operated remotely with remote control. Depending on the model of your pool, you can choose between several types of roller shutters. This way, after closing, children can run over it without any risk of immersion.
The pool cover
A pool cover is another interesting solution to protect your pool and your child. It is available in all heights and several forms. Thus, you can find a high and low pool cover and a straight and sloping cover. But in all cases, the law requires an armored lock and resistance to bad weather.
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