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How can I keep my kids safe in the swimming pool?

How can I keep my kids safe in the swimming pool?

One of the main reasons many pool owners have a pool is for their children to enjoy it. However, there are precautions when it comes to having children in the pool, especially if they are very young. Here are some ways to keep kids safe in the swimming pool.

Constant Vigilance

A responsible adult needs to keep their eye on a young child in the pool at all times. Even a few seconds of inattention can be the difference between a fun time at the pool and a tragedy. An adult should be in the pool with a baby or toddler and should always be close enough to touch them.

Life Jackets

Life jackets (or personal flotation devices or PFDs) give parents an extra layer of protection against accidental drowning. Make sure that the life jacket you use is a quality one. If your child is an infant or toddler, Type II jackets have head and neck support and will hold a young child’s head out of the water even if they have poor body control. The only negative is that they tend to be bulky, but safety comes first.

Alarms

You can install (and sometimes it is required by law) to install an alarm on your door or gate entering a yard with a pool. This will of course alert an adult if this door opens. There are many other types of alarms that you can get as well. You can get an alarm to put on a child’s wrist to alert an adult if a child goes into the pool. As soon as it gets wet, the alarm will sound. There are also alarms that you can put in or on a pool coping that will sound if it hears a splash from an animal or child. This has also become a new Law as of January 2018!


Swimming Lessons

It should go without saying that once your child is old enough, they should have swimming lessons. They more educated they are about swimming, the less problems you will have and the more secure you will feel with kids in your yard, even if you are with them.

Professional Company

Nowadays, there are so many ways to keep your kids safe with a pool, that it should be absolutely no problem to enjoy the pool in safety. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.

Is it safe for my pet to be in my yard with a pool?

Is it safe for my pet to be in my yard with a pool?

Pool owners always worry how they can keep their children safe in and around their swimming pool, but what about their pets? Is it safe for a pet to be in the yard with a pool? The answer to this is “Yes.” However, there are two things to keep in mind when you have a pet: Safety and Cleanliness.

Safety

Before your dog leaps into the pool, it’s important that the owner teach him or her how to get in or out of the pool. In general, larger dogs usually do not have too much trouble, but for the smaller dogs, it is important that they have a way to get out. In addition, it is always a good idea for your pets to be supervised when they are in the yard or near the pool so you can help them if necessary.

Cleanliness

Even a clean looking dog is fairly filthy. A dog will add dirt, bugs, dead skin, and even shedding fur. Some studies have even claimed that one dog has as much dirt as seven humans. Because of the added dirt, the homeowner will need to remember to clean out and maintain their pumps, filters, and skimmer baskets frequently in order to keep them in good working order. In addition, the homeowner will need to keep a close eye on chlorine levels as it will burn more chemicals with a pet.

Another Tip

It’s always a good idea to hose down the dog after they’ve had a swim, for their skin and eyes can also be badly affected by contaminants in the pool water. If the dog is a shedder, it’s imperative that the owner keep its coat trimmed and in good condition if it’s going to be in the pool. Even a heavy duty filtration system might have trouble with the hair that some dogs shed.

Professional Company

A pool is safe for your pets, but homeowners will just need to keep safety and cleanliness in mind when their pets are in the yard. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.

How do I know if my yard is suitable for pool construction?

How do I know if my yard is suitable for pool construction?

While most yards are suitable for pool construction, there are a few instances in which your yard may not be just right for a pool. Read on to learn more!

Space

The smallest in-ground pools and or spools can be 10 feet by 10 feet or possibly smaller as a dipping pool. Also there is decking, fencing and ordinances regarding how far the pool has to be from the house or the neighbor’s property line. When considering putting a pool in your yard, you should determine if you have room for it.

Soil

Some soils in a yard, such as caliche or black clay, do not give the pool the support it needs. Caliche is basically a natural sort of cement, and black clay or other types of clay can cause the swimming pool to heave out of the ground during high water ground water levels. Sandy soils are not ideal either. They are much easier to dig than clay or caliche, but if there’s a hard rain after the excavation, the walls can cave in.

Slope

An area that’s on or near a slope that is heading downward is an area that a pool can be built, but proper engineering needs to be accomplished as well as adequate drainage for both upslopes and downslopes. If a pool is not engineered properly the slope can actually creep overtime and destroy whatever support the bottom of the pool or a wall used to have. Eventually, this can cause structural problems. Not only this, but the creep can affect trees and fences by causing them to lean or tilt. A descending slope can be especially hazardous to build a pool or a spa. The most important thing to remember is that the engineer uses the pool builders’ plans, they usually do not go out to the site. If the pool builders plan is not correct (where the slope is or how big) the engineering could be improper.

High Water Table

A water table is when the upper level of your underground surface is permanently saturated with water. This is sometimes due to a lot of rain or even being near a lake or Ocean. If you water table is high, it may make it challenging to build a pool in your yard and can even float a pool right out of excavation.

Conclusion

A pool can be built in most situations, but it is critical that the Pool builder you chose know what he is doing and that there is an understanding of the circumstances your yard brings to the building process.

Professional Company

While there are certain circumstances when a pool is not suitable for your yard, luckily most of the time a yard can accommodate a pool, especially within neighborhoods in Southern California. However, it is always best to get a professional opinion when considering installing a pool. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.

Can I build a pool any time of the year?

Can I build a pool any time of the year?

The good news is that the homeowner can install or build their pool any time of year. However, one of the best time to install a pool is in autumn. Here are the reasons why:

Time

Because the homeowner isn’t so anxious to start using their pool right away during the fall, they have time to shop and compare prices and styles of pools and accoutrements. Once the homeowner or the contractor has the permits necessary to install the pool, they can take the time they need to work with the homeowner to do it right.

Good For Plants

Digging up a growing lawn or garden in spring or summer is disruptive. After the pool is built in the fall, planting trees, shrubs and bulbs and overseeding the lawn can follow. The homeowner also has time to plan the landscaping around their new pool.

Dry Ground

The ground tends to be dryer in the autumn which makes it faster and easier for the heavy equipment needed to build the pool. The tires of excavators and other machinery won’t dig ruts in the yard and won’t be caked with as much mud.

Planning

Installing a pool in the fall gives the owner lots of time to plan for pool parties and other activities. It’s always frustrating when a pool that’s built during the warmer months isn’t ready in time for the big luau.

Professional Company

Though there is no wrong time to build a swimming pool, Autumn is a particularly good time. This is because of the dry soil, lots of time to plan and build, as well as sometimes there is a possibility of discounts for the materials you need to create the pool of your dreams. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.

What are the benefits of owning a swimming pool?

What are the benefits of owning a swimming pool?

The benefits of having a pool are many, as the 10 million or so pool owners in the United States will attest. The following are but a few of the benefits of having a private pool in the backyard:

Health Benefits

Swimming is one of the more enjoyable forms of exercise. It is low impact, which means that it doesn’t involve a lot of running or jumping. Swimming is also good for the cardiovascular system and it helps build and tone muscles and can help maintain weight. Because nearly all of the muscles need to be used to swim, it gives a person an overall good workout without it feeling like a workout.

Relieve Stress

Swimming helps relieve stress, improves a person’s endurance and coordination and is recommended as good physical therapy after certain injuries. It also supports the respiratory system. In addition, hanging out in the hot tub or spa also helps a person relax from head to toe. This allows you to sleep better at night.

Convenience

Besides the sheer love of being in the water, convenience is a major reason a homeowner builds a swimming pool. Instead of enduring traffic or mass transit coming and going to the beach or public pool, all the homeowner and their family needs to do is take a few steps out the back door of the house.

Privacy

Another benefit of the pool is that it does not have to be shared with people who the owner does not know. Indeed, it does not need to be shared with the people the owner does know. The owner can swim solitary laps in the morning and invite a hundred guests over in the evening for a pool party.

Clean

If people really knew what sort of substances end up in public pools, they would never go to one again nor allow their children to go. A pool owner has more control over the quality of the water than is possible in a pool that is open to the public.

Fun

Of course the having a private pool is simply a lot of fun. There is no better way to cool off on a hot summer day or really any time of the year!

Professional Company

The benefits of owning a swimming pool is endless. It is an asset to any homeowner and it is something that you and your family will cherish in health and happiness for years. To learn more about how you can put the pool of your dreams in your yard, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.