If you have decided that you want a pool somewhere on your property and you are concerned about insurance costs and safety, there are some features you can add when installing the pool to help with these two things. Protecting people from danger involving the pool will help lower your insurance rates, and improving the safety is going to help your peace of mind.
You can have a pool that is lots of fun and safe at the same time, when you have a reliable cover, fence and alarm. Talk with your pool contractor about these three things when you start getting pool estimates.
Durable Weight-Bearing Cover
There are cover options available that hold the weight of an adult or medium-sized animal. These prevent you from worrying about someone falling onto the cover and then having the cover suffocate them inside the water. These covers will attach tightly around the edge of the pool and you can put a lock on the cover so no one can get in and access it without the lock.
Put an iron gate around the fence with a self-latching gate. The iron is ideal because you can see through it easily to take notice of what is going on inside the pool, and because you can get a variety of decorative options. There are standard iron fences and ornamental iron fences that you can use to keep animals and small children out of the pool, while adding a great cosmetic item to the yard.
A pool alarm is going to help when it's late at night and you aren't monitoring the pool, or in case a child or someone else gets into the pool without you noticing. The alarm will sound if there is any turbulence in the water, and you can even have some pool alarms wirelessly connected with your home security system.
The pool contractor will know what safety requirements are necessary for the pool based on the area where you live, and you may have to add other features to your property to get the permit approved for the pool. Talk with a couple of different pool contractors to get estimates for the project before you decide on a contractor to make sure you get the best price on the project, and to make sure you get the absolute best safety features available for your unique property.