Warm weather is on its way on Long Island, which means you will be opening your pool soon. In order to have a summer of fun in the water you’ll need to take a few steps to get your pool ready for your family. This includes removing debris from the pool cover, storing the pool cover, adding water, balancing and shocking the water, cleaning the pool and reinstalling ladders. In addition to getting the pool itself ready for the summer, this is a great time to consider having a pool fence installed. While you can install a swimming pool fence any time of the year, we recommend having it installed before or during the process of opening your pool.
Regardless of whether you have an above-ground or in-ground pool, a pool fence is essential to the safety of your family. Your pool should be enclosed by a fence that has a self-closing and self-latching gate with a lock. The fence should be a minimum of 4’ high and it should have a child safety locking mechanism that is at least 54” from the ground. This creates a safe environment where your swimming pool is inaccessible to unsupervised children and from unauthorized use. It will also prevent accidental drowning of smaller kids, toddlers, and even family pets.
It’s best to start off the season with a pool fence already installed so you can have the peace of mind that your family is safe and prevent accidental drownings. If you already have pool fences installed now is a good time to check your fence and ensure it isn’t in need of any repairs. You should also verify that the gate latches and locks properly.
If you need to install new pool fencing, contact us today at (516) 766-5336. Summer is just around the corner in New York, which means it is the perfect time to have an installation performed.