What You Need To Know About Inspecting Your Swimming Pool
Today, you will find that swimming pools come in just so many different shapes and sizes that sometimes it can get quite a bit confusing for everyone when you’re trying your best to ensure that everything is totally safe and operating in a correct manner.
There are also, of course, many different types of swimming pool liners, pool pumps and toher swimming pool accessories, which will need to be inspected on a regular basis just to check that they are all still working completely safely and that they are doing what they should be doing.
Get To Know Your Pool Really Well!
In addition and besides just the safety aspect you should realize that knowing your pool intimately is always going to allow you to have the benefit of being able to select the best accessories for your pool as well.
When you don’t know something about your swimming pool, it’s a good idea to ask questions from a local pool supply store, or research the pool specifics online. In general however, here are the parts of your swimming pool which should be inspected regularly, and some of the general details you should know about your pool.
Main Pool Items to Check and Inspect Regularly
Swimming Pool Depth
First of all you should always know exactly how deep your swimming pool is. Check the depth frequently.
Remember that if you have a deep end as well as a shallow end then you should add the two depths together then divide that total number in half. This will help enable you to determine the capacity of your swimming pool. Now that you know the average depth and the actual volume capacity of your swimming pool then you will now also be able to tell whether water levels in the pool are actually where they should be.
By doing this it should now also be easy for you to buy any accessory you need for your pool, while knowing that it will be safe for the depth and size of swimming pool that you have.
What Shape Is Your Pool?
Take time out to get the knowledge on the shape of your swimming pool. By knowing the actual shape or design of your own pool will have the benefit of allowing you to select the correct pool cover for your individual pool needs. Swimming pool covers are varied and they will come in a lot of many different shapes and of course sizes.
In addition you will find that some pool covers are designed to be used only in certain seasons. So by really knowing your swimming pool’s shape and design really well, you will be able to easily select the right cover design and material for each season during the year.
Check For Potential Safety Issues
Regulary do a thorough check on all the potential safety and danger factors right around your swimming pool. Ans take note that this is particularly important if you own an in ground swimming pool.
In this case you will need to inspect very carefully right around the whole of the outer area of the swimming pool edge to see if there are any particularly slippy or other hazardous situations which might cause someone to accidentally fall into the water, as this could obviously be very dangerous! When doing your safety checks you should also look out for cracks and any other obstructions or items which could make swimmers trip up and fall.
Also if you have erected a security fence all the way around your swimming pool you should then inspect it to ensure that there are no gaps at all anywhere in the fence that could be large enough for a pet or your children to get through and into the pool. Also always remember to check the latch and make sure that it closes and secures your swimming pool properly.
Always Be On The Lookout For Leeks
You should also check for leaks in an above ground swimming pool if you have one and do it frequently, like every day! The problem is that many above ground pools are often made of much softer materials than other types, which means that they can be punctured and start leaking much more easily.
Remember too that there may also be an inside liner in your above ground pool, which can only too easily be torn and because of this it too will cause pool leaks when you least expect them.
Also when inspecting your above ground pool it is always essential that you should also check to make sure that the ladder is real steady and totally secure. And if you are lucky enough to have built a deck around your swimming pool then please make sure it has no loose boards at all and even more importantly that there are no nails sticking up anywhere as these can be really painful.
Don’t Forget To Check All Your Pool Accessories
You must also remember to inspect all your pool toys and accessories too. This essential step in the inspection process is often forgotten, but it is particularly important for families when you have young children who will be using the swimming pool.
Always, always make sure you very carefully check your kid’s floatation and safety devices. You don’t want any punctures or other issues, which might cause these items to not operate in the right way, as your children’s lives could be put at risk! In addition you should check that all goggles and their other pool toys are rinsed well and clean.
This is particularly true if you have recently noticed any chemical imbalances in your swimming pool’s water. Any extra and unwanted chemicals on your kid’s pool toys could hurt them when they next go to play with them in your pool.
It pays to be vigilant around your pool!