No Diving Board
Diving boards are one of the leading causes of injury when it comes to pools. Even the most experienced of divers can slip fall and hit their head, or other limbs, and become seriously injured. Indoor pools are often smaller and not as deep as outdoor ones, so you don’t want to encourage people to dive. Plunging into a shallow pool with force isn’t a good idea for you or any nearby fellow swimmers.
Whether the pool is a public one in a hotel or apartment complex, or at a private residence, there should be a first aid kit and rescue equipment nearby. This gear should be clearly marked and accessible at all times. Periodically check on the contents of your kit to ensure everything is in good condition and nothing needs replenishing or updating.
Keep up on CPR training to ensure you know what to do in the event of an emergency. When entertaining guests, be sure your established pool rules and conduct expectations are expressed whether in written or verbal form (or both). Finally, stow pool chemicals somewhere safe and locked away.
When it comes to areas with water, there’s always a risk for slipping and falling. Properly installed drainage systems can be discrete enough to avoid catching one’s foot on, while doing their job to remove unwanted water from an area. Consider slot drains: they’re durable, blend in with pavement, channel water off of the surface, and lack grates that can injure bare feet. Furthermore, maintain a tidy pool area by keeping floaties, pool toys, and furniture out of trafficked spaces to avoid trips and falls.
Having an indoor pool can be a luxury in many ways. Understanding the best safety measures for an indoor pool to maintain enjoyment and protection against injury is essential.