How do you secure a pool to protect your children?

In order to ensure that the moments spent around a swimming pool remain synonymous with pleasant and joyful moments, it is important that it is safe. Several devices have proven to be effective and comply with regulations.

Safety barriers

In order to prevent your children from having access to your pool when you cannot supervise them, it is possible to install a security fence all around your pool. There is a wide choice of sizes, materials and types of fencing you can choose from. This is one of the most successful options. They are usually fixed, but they can also be in the form of a removable pool barrier, such as the Beethoven barrier, which can be installed and removed as you wish. It is strongly recommended that you install a fence longer than one metre, especially if your children are under four years of age. All fencing, whether it is a fixed or demountable pool fence, must comply with the NF P 90-306 standard.

Safety covers and pool covers

These covers are very useful for covering pools outside their period of use. They are particularly effective, as is also the case with the Beethoven barrier. Indeed, they completely block access to the pool for your children by covering it entirely with a rigid material. Some are manual, meaning that you have to put them on and take them off with the force of your arms, while others are automated, requiring the installation of an electric motor. There are different types: filters, pool shutters, winter covers and bar covers. These different pool covers and tarpaulins must be NF P 90-308 approved. As for the swimming pool cover, it offers the possibility to swim without necessarily having to remove it. It is also very popular because it allows you to enjoy your pool whatever the outside temperature, if you equip it with a heating system. It is the NF P 90-309 standard that must be respected if you are considering buying a pool enclosure.

Pool alarms

This device is often chosen for its discretion. While it does not protect your children from drowning, it does allow you to be alerted if one of them accidentally falls into your pool or gets too close to it. Pool alarms come in two models. Some of them emit an audible signal as soon as someone is in the area protected by the alarm. These are the perimeter alarms. Others are called volumetric. These are the ones that warn you as soon as one of your children falls into the water. Whatever your choice, your alarm must comply with the NF P 90-307 standard.

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