Kids have fun, socialise, do sport and develop their psychomotor skills in pools. However, if families with children want their pools to be a veritable haven of fun and wellbeing, it is advisable to take certain measures to make them safer, the water of a better quality and easier to access.
To avoid unpleasant surprises, one of the best options is to install a rigid cover. These systems have floating slats that can withstand the weight of several people in the event of a fall. In addition, as they prevent losses due to evaporation they can contribute to big savings on power and water.
Another option is to install safety barriers that prevent unsupervised children from getting into the water. There are currently barriers of minimalist design in the market with transparent polycarbonate walls that blend in perfectly with the surroundings.
Some chemical products used for disinfecting pools can be harmful to kids, especially those with sensitive skin. Salt chlorinators are a more natural disinfection system that control the water’s pH, and prevent bad smells, sore eyes and skin.
Moreover, certain disinfectants irritate the airways, which is particularly bad for kids with asthma. Although swimming is a highly recommended sport for people who suffer from respiratory illnesses (it increases their lung capacity), it is advisable to choose chlorine-free disinfectants.
More accessible pools
It is fundamental that kids can get in and out of a pool easily. Properly installed non-slip steps will ensure that they can get out of the water quickly without overexerting themselves.
Finally, ramps and lifts are effective ways of making it easy for children with reduced mobility to get in and out of the water.