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#5: Pool Pros Diving Safety

Posted by Joe On December 28th

Pool Pros Diving Safety

This is the 5th installment of the “14 Ways to Make a Splash with Pool Safety which is available as a Free download from our eBook library.

Half of the fun of building a new pool is getting to customize everything for an exact fit of your family’s needs. You can choose colors, shapes, special features and more. But most people don’t think about one of the essential choices: figuring out what depth your pool should be.

With new pool construction, you have the freedom to get exactly what you want. But how deep do you want your pool to be?

Any professional – like Pool Pros – will be able to help you answer this question. We will take into account your lifestyle, the ages of your family members and your future pool plans.

Whatever you decide, make all swimmers and guests aware of the depth (or variety of depths) of your pool.

  • 14 Ways to Make a Splash With Pool SafetyDiving in the shallow end of a pool is dangerous. Don’t be shy about warning friends and family about the dangers of diving.
  • Children should always be alerted to a “deep end” if your pool has one. For new or infrequent pool users, the change of depth can be an unpleasant surprise.
  • Shallow water doesn’t always mean safe water. Some injuries result from swimmers hitting themselves on a pool floor that’s unexpectedly high.
  • If you plan on having a diving board, the deep end of your pool should be at least 8 feet deep. Also, to prevent injury from a broken diving board, keep in mind that most diving boards have a weight limit of 250 lbs. There are some newer models that have a weight limit of 400 lbs.
  • To ensure ultimate safety, Pool Pros Inc. does not install diving boards or slides.

Have we built a pool for you in the past? How do you like it? Would you please take a moment to give us, your trusty pool pros, your honest review? If you want to get started on your new pool construction today, contact us online or give us a call at (239) 277-7783. Don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook.com/PoolProsInc page!

– Joe

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