If you have recently acquired a property that already has a swimming pool or you installed a swimming pool by yourself then you are very fortunate indeed, but with this good fortune comes additional responsibility. People wrongfully assume that a swimming pool will pretty much take care of itself because after all it’s just a hole in the ground filled with water. From an engineering point of view this couldn’t be any further from the truth because there is so much that you have to take care of and to be aware of when you are a swimming pool owner.
Many people are confused about the trespass laws in their country and so they wrongfully assume that if someone gains access to the property without permission then the liability doesn’t lie with them but with the trespasser. The opposite is actually true and even though people shouldn’t be there because its private property, you are still liable for them and so if they get hurt, you will have to pay out or your insurance policy will. It seems massively unfair and so this is why it makes sense to have pool certification carried out by a pool certifiers in Sydney. One thing that you might want to think about installing is a pool fence to protect yourself, intruders and family members as well.
- Increased safety – Once you install a pool fence, it allows you to lock the area around the swimming pool so that uninvited people cannot gain access to your swimming pool. It is especially useful to keep out animals as well because you never know when the neighbour’s dog might want to come round for a swim. There are a number of pool fences to choose from but a glass one makes a lot more sense because you can see exactly what’s going on inside and you can keep an eye on your swimming pool from a distance.
- Accident reduction – Lives could be at risk and that is the reality of having your very own swimming pool. It’s great that you can take a swim at any time of the day or night but when guests and family members come around, you need to do everything within your power to keep everyone safe. The other thing that you need to remember is that not only will a pool fence makes safer for everyone but it will also add real value to your current property price.
Hopefully these two reasons have given you food for thought and you will look into getting your pool certified as soon as possible and also adding a pool fence as well.