Tribeca Offers 5 Safety Tips … and Hardscaping Solutions, Too!
Whether you already have a backyard pool or you’re installing one for the family this season, there’s one thing you cannot forgo—swimming pool safety. This is especially important if you are a parent. Did you know that every year nearly 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools? Even more shocking is the fact that 87 percent of those deaths happen in our own backyards. Quite the eye-opener, to say the least. With that in mind, we thought now would be the perfect time to remind homeowners about the best ways to keep their families and friends safe around the pool this season.
Essential Pool Safety Tips
When it comes to family, safety is usually everyone’s greatest concern. And if you own a pool, it’s absolutely critical. Follow these tips for keeping your family safe this pool season:
Install a fence or barrier.
Surrounding your pool with a fence or other barrier is the best way to keep children safe. Be sure your fence has four sides, too. Don’t use your house as one of the barriers because a completely connected fence is your safest bet.
Consider a retaining wall near your pool.
A good way to separate your pool area from the rest of your entertaining space is with a retaining wall. Consider our team of retaining wall builders in Bergen County when you’re ready to build. These additions can offset your pool space nicely and assist in safety, too!
Install a pool alarm.
Pool alarms are great safety features for families with young children. They’re installed underwater and “go off” as soon as anyone enters the pool. Be sure you have speakers installed inside your house, so you can hear the alarm from indoors, too.
Install good pavers around your pool.
Having a solid surface to walk on with wet feet is key, too. At Tribeca Masonry, we can install natural stone pavers or bluestone pavers around your pool. We’ll make your pool area look stunning with this type of enhancement and help your family stay safe with solid, nonslip footing, too.
Purchase a pool cover for the off-season.
Protect your investment—and your kids—by purchasing a pool cover. Covers keep kids away during the off-season and during in-season hours when you don’t want young children near the water, such as late at night, early morning or when there is no adult supervision. Pool covers also help retain warmth in heated pools or when there’s a chill in the air. There are many types available—from manual to automatic.
Summer Is Here: Enhance Your Backyard Today!
Whether you have a pool that needs an attached patio or you’re looking for a retaining wall contractor for your Bergen County home, Tribeca Masonry can help. From pavers and patios to walkways, driveways and more, we’d love to help you create the outdoor oasis of your dreams. If you need ideas or would like to view our work, feel free to browse our gallery on our website. Even better—request a free quote today or give us a call to set up your personalized appointment!