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Backyard swimming pools are what most kids live in all summer long, but dangers can lurk! One way to make your pool safer is to install a pool safety net.

A pool safety net is a protective barrier designed to prevent accidental drownings and enhance safety around swimming pools. Made from high-strength, UV-stabilized polyethylene or polypropylene, these nets are engineered to withstand significant weight and resist degradation from sun exposure. A pool safety net covers the pool’s surface, preventing children, pets, or anyone from falling into the water when the pool is not in use. Pool nets can significantly reduce the risk of drowning accidents.

The net is typically installed with a tensioning system that ensures it remains taut and secure over the pool. This system often includes anchors that are drilled into the pool deck and a central tensioning device that allows for easy tightening and loosening of the net. In general, they are quick and easy to install, requiring minimal hardware and no permanent alterations to the pool or surrounding area. The net’s mesh size is carefully chosen to be small enough to prevent a child’s head from fitting through, yet large enough to avoid being cumbersome for adults to handle.

Additionally, pool nets are low maintenance, requiring only occasional cleaning and inspection to ensure optimal performance. They are designed to withstand Florida’s harsh climate, including intense sunlight, humidity, and occasional storms. Their durable construction ensures year-round protection, providing a reliable barrier against accidents and unauthorized access.

One of the key advantages of a pool safety net over other safety measures, such as fences or covers, is its unobtrusive and does not obstruct the view of the pool. Pool safety nets are relatively quick to install and remove, offering convenience and safety for pool owners.

Pool safety nets are a crucial component of a comprehensive pool safety strategy. They provide peace of mind for homeowners by significantly reducing the risk of drowning incidents, which are a leading cause of accidental death in young children. It is essential for pool owners to prioritize safety education and awareness. This includes teaching children how to swim from an early age, establishing clear rules and guidelines for pool use, and ensuring that adults and caregivers are trained in CPR and water rescue techniques.

By combining physical barriers with vigilant supervision and swimming education, pool safety nets help ensure that pool areas remain safe environments for enjoyment and recreation.

Many communities in Florida offer resources and initiatives aimed at promoting pool safety awareness and providing support to families. This includes free or subsidized swimming lessons, water safety workshops, and access to discounted or subsidized pool safety equipment, such as safety nets and alarms.

About Swim N Fun:
Owning a swimming pool in Central Florida comes with unique challenges due to our year round mild temperatures and ability to swim 365 days a year for the most part. By staying proactive and investing in regular maintenance, pool owners can address common issues quickly to keep their pools in the best shape all year. Regular professional inspections, prompt repairs, and the use of quality materials are key to preserving the integrity and longevity of inground pools in the Sunshine State.

Swim ‘N Fun is fully licensed and insured and has been serving Central Florida since 1986. Our pool company is ready to help you with any pool repairs that you may need such as repairing a broken pool pump, pool filter, pool vacuum, pool filtration system or pool lights. Our pool technicians will arrive at your home in our fully stocked service trucks. They will evaluate the problem and then make the repair. Many times, an extensive or expensive pool repair is not needed. No job is too big or too small!

We service all major brands. Let us help you with your pool repairs. Please give us a call at 407-699-5588.

If you need weekly pool cleaning we can help you with that too. We offer a weekly pool maintenance program, we will even come when you are on vacation. Don’t come home to green, let us maintain your pool each week!