As a state seeped in history, there are so many attractions to see and things to do year-round, and people in Connecticut get to enjoy more sunshine on average than the rest of the country! Another great part of Connecticut is although the summers can be quite humid, swimming can be a great way to combat the heat. But before you start running to the pool at the first sign of warm temperatures, make sure that you educate yourself on some of the state laws regarding pool safety.
For those that have a residential pool, there’s no need to put up any signs around it like public swimming pools have to. However, there are rules about proper pool fencing that apply both to public and private pools. There must be some sort of fence around the pool that is 4 feet high, with only 2 inches of space between the bottom of the fence and the ground. It’s also important for solid fences to not have any protrusions, and if the fence has openings, the spacing cannot be any greater than 1.75 inches in width, or in a chain link fence 2.25 inches. Also, openings in the fences of residential swimming pools have to be smaller than 4 inches in diameter.
So as you review the state laws regarding residential pool safety, and you’ve made any adjustments that you need to, remember that there are still other things you can do to protect yourself and your family from pool-related accidents.
We are a company that produces the pool safety net and our mission came from witnessing an incident where a small child died from falling into the pool. The pool safety net that we’ve manufactured is made with incredibly strong and durable material, so that when it is fitted properly (which can be done by a professional) it will secure a child that has fallen and hold them tightly by the unique tension of the safety net. While the child is being held by the net, they are held in safety until someone can come to retrieve them. Our pool safety net is a worthy investment to make, especially if you have small children that you want to protect.
Swimming is a great summer pastime in Connecticut, but remember to review state laws before starting the swimming season, as you will enjoy your time even more when you know you’re safe! When it comes to pool safety, contact us today to learn more about our pool fences, covers and safety nets.