Jun 4, 2011 by thepoolguru
Devon Pools Information and Advice (devonpools.co.uk)
The start of the warm weather gets us all in the mood to take a dip in our pools, but please give some thought to the dangers before you do so. Wether you have an Indoor or Outdoor Swimming Pool or Spa you need to know be aware of safety and general advice on maintaining your pool. Our poster will hopefully help you and is intended to be for general advice and guidance.
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Safety Tips Around Your Pool
•Do not leave children or non-swimmers alone around the pool area
•Do not allow electrical equipment around your pool
•Make sure all safety quipment is readily avialable and close to hand
•Make sure the depths of the pool are clearly marked
•Do not use electric appliances near the pool
•Make sure everyone gets swimming lessons
Safety Tips When Using Chemicals
•Keep the original lids on all chemical containers and make sure the lids are closed lightly when not in use.
•Before using chemicals, carefully read the label and follow manufacturers’
•Add chemicals to water and not vice versa
•Do not stack different chemicals on top of one another.
•Avoid spillage and wash your hands thoroughly after chemically treating your pool.
•Do not smoke when using chemicals.
•To dispose of empty chemical containers, rinse out in pool water first before placing in refuse bin.
Water quality must be taken seriously to ensure your swimming pool is safe not only for yourself, but also for your children and pets. You have to make sure your pool water is of a high quality to ensure you don`t come out of your pool with any nast skin irritations or nasty bugs. Make sure your learn how to look after all aspects of your swimming pool and devise a care and maintenance plan that will ensure lovely clean and sparkling water. Do not just concentrate on chlorine levels, there are many aspects to keeping the pool water clean like pH levels and alklinity. You will also have to maintain the equipment in your plant room, paying special attention to the filters, these need regular backing washing and every few years will require a sand change or new filters depending on your system.
This seems an obvious thing, but if you have a swimming pool or spa you must teach your children to swim at the earliest opportunity. Your local sports centre will offer you advice and will probaly run swimming lesson programmes for all ages. Once your children can swim and are confident in water, the benefits are endless, but above all else it`s Fun!
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