Swimming pools are fun but not everyone can enjoy them as safely as you’d want them to. From small kids to elderly people and people with mobility issues, a swim could be tricky and hazardous.
Fibreglass pool installation isn’t the only thing to be on your to do list, pool safety is too.
By taking care of various dimensions an feature, you can make your pool fitting for members of all ages and abilities.
Here are a few ideas that can help you safe proofing your pool for the elderly and kids alike. These are not mandatory by law if you’re not making a public pool.
Steps, a ramp, or beach entry (aka zero depth entry) are a great way to solve the problem of mobility for older people.. Handrails are also a good support for getting in and out of water.
Attach a therapeutic hot bath or spa after the cold swim. It’ll definitely ease up their muscles after a bone chilling swim in the pool.
Make sure to have some kind of alert system in place for any medical emergencies.
People with injuries or disabilities
Water is therapeutic for muscle and spinal injury, as is known to many who’ve been through such fateful incidences.
But it’s crucial to make sure it’s easier on them to recover and get around easily without depending on others.
Specialty pools are safer, but suffering an injury doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your loved ones and socialize.
A few things which can be generalized for people with any disability or injury are as follows:-
- Walk-in entry
- Aquatic chairs
- Chair lifts
Customizations such as handrails, slip-resistant decking, and wheelchair accessibility may be needed around the pool while planning to make your fibreglass pool safe for everyone.
Memories are the real treasure!
Preparing your pool for everyone’s needs can be costly but it’s worth watching your old dad splashing with his grand kids, without worrying about his safety.