Owning a clean, clear beautiful pool in Crystal Lake during the high summer is pretty much as close as we can get to perfection. Sure, we at Pool Werks are a bit biased, seeing as how we are Crystal Lake’s pool maintenance and cleaning company — but that doesn’t make us wrong! 

However.

With great wonder and relaxation comes great responsibility. Being a homeowner with a pool means you have the responsibility of making sure anyone who uses your pool will be kept safe while they enjoy themselves. As the top pool cleaning company of Crystal Lake, we thought it fitting to be the one to provide you with the pool safety tips homeowners are looking for. 

Pool Safety Tips 101

So without further ado, sit back, relax (next to your in-ground pool), and read up on a few important pool safety tips provided to you by Pool Werks! 

Swim Lessons For The Whole Family

If you and your family are going to be the primary users of the pool, it’s essential for everyone to know how to swim. Yes, there are floaties and other pool toys that can help keep the kiddies afloat, but that’s not a sustainable solution. 

No matter who is using your pool, it’s your responsibility as the homeowner to make sure that everyone knows how to swim. If you learn that a house guest doesn’t know how to swim, you can ensure that they stay in the shallow end, are always near an adult (who can swim), and/or wears floaties. 

Establish Pool Rules

Here’s a rule to get your gears turning to think of others: children can’t swim alone, no exceptions! Others we’d recommend include always swim with a buddy, only swim sober, an adult always needs to be around, and never dive in a shallow or busy part of the pool.

Always Supervise Children

We thought this rule merited its own section, seeing as how children are precious, wonderful, and vulnerable to life’s dangers more than adults are. If you have a baby sitter or an older teenager you feel comfortable trusting to watch some experienced children, make sure you give them the full rundown on the rules. At the end of the day, it’s crucial to be vigilant when watching your (or anyone’s) children. We know get-togethers are all always fun, but do your best to make sure adults are behaving responsibly so everyone can have a blast!

Keep Lifesaving Equipment Nearby

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail, it’s been said once or twice. Trite as it might be, it rings true. And when it concerns the safety of your family and friends, you’d much rather be safe than sorry. That’s why we would call it a non-negotiable to keep lifesaving equipment nearby. That includes throwing ropes with rings, rescue hooks, reaching poles, and a First Aid kit. We’d also recommend that you and your family take a CPR course to get comfortable with the process, in case something unfortunate were to happen. 

No Swimming Under The Influence

This should be obvious, but we understand that pool parties happen and poor decisions can get made by the best of us. That’s why we strongly encourage you to be demonstrative and convicted about your sober-only swimming rules when telling your guests (or yourself) prior to when the libations start flowing. You can do it! It just takes a bit of old-fashioned self-control. 

Use Alarms, Doors, Locks, & Covers

It’s a very wise idea to invest in a pool cover, gate locks, fences, and even a security system for your pool. That way, you’ll always be aware of who is using your pool and when they are doing it.

Keep Your Pool Clean

The final tip we’d like to provide in today’s blog is to keep your pool clean using the appropriate chemicals and cleaning solutions available. Of course, regular pool maintenance and upkeep is a fairly time-consuming job, which is why many pool owners in Crystal Lake elect to go with a pool maintenance and cleaning company like us at Pool Werks. 

If you are interested in using our pool cleaning services, reach out to us today for a free quote! We’d be happy to speak with you and make sure all of your pool’s ducks (both literal and figurative) are in a row!