Delaware is a rather small state nestled beside the Atlantic, which produces a milder climate for the state. Because of that, Delaware gets to enjoy long summers full of sunny days and dips in the pool!
But as you and your family prepare for a summer of swimming, it’s important to educate yourselves on the state’s laws regarding private pools, and what you can do to keep safe from potential dangers.
Although most public pools in Delaware (as in most other states) require a certain amount of signage, private pools do not need any. Yet it is important that even though the state may not have specific laws regarding signage or other swimming pool attributes, it’s necessary for you do some extra research as well, as laws at a city or county level can be more specific or differ slightly from state regulations.
With regards to public pool fencing, Delaware has specific requirements, but with private pool fencing, they are lacking in any statewide laws. Yet even though there’s a lack of state law pertaining to pool fencing, it could change in the near future, so it is wise to look up state laws from time to time. Also, municipalities may have their own set of laws, so make sure that you are following your city’s laws with your private pool.
Even though Delaware may not have any specific laws dealing with pool safety and fencing, it is wise to be a step ahead of the laws and take measures to protect yourself and your family, and even neighbors that you have (that may have children). One of the best forms of protection you can buy is the Katchakid pool safety net. The net can either be fitted by you (after a tutorial) or by technicians to ensure the best installation. The net is engineered to have the right amount of tension to hold a child (and over 485 pounds) and to hold the child in place until someone can retrieve the child from their vulnerable position.
No child has ever drowned in a pool protected by a correctly installed Katchakid safety net. Our pool nets are reliable and durable, even in the most extreme conditions. Our installation technicians go through an intensive certification program in order to meet our standards. Once they’re on the job, they can expertly install a Katchakid over any size or shape pool or open area of water that requires protection. We offer you responsive customer service, with trained representatives and technicians in Delaware. If you have questions or your Katchakid requires any adjustment, we’re there for you.
Summer can be a delightful season for swimming, but many children lose their lives from drowning, which could be prevented quite easily. So as you are enjoying the thrills of summer, perhaps cycling or swimming the heat away, remember the ways you can protect you and your family from pool accidents, so that your summer experience is one of fun and bliss, and not trips to the emergency room!
For peace of mind, contact us today to learn more about our pool fences, covers and safety nets in Delaware.