Rhode Island happens to be the smallest state in the country, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks in things to do over the summer! The state has an incredible amount of beaches along the oceanic coast, perfect for those that want to take part in activities like swimming and boating. Yet warm weather also means that you can indulge in swimming at home, in your own private pool. However, there are certain things that are wise to remember so that you and your family stay safe this summer.
There are particular specifications in the state law if you happen to have a residential swimming pool (which also includes hot tubs and spas). You will need to have a pool fence around your pool that is at least four feet tall, and there are also particular requirements of the fencing, whether it is solid or has openings (like a chain-linked fence). However, if you happen to have an above-ground pool, the walls around it count as a barrier, although the ladder going into the pool needs to be locked and put away when it’s not in use. Yet if you do not have an above-ground pool, and you use one of the walls of your home as part of the barrier to the pool, you either need an alarm installed on the door leading to the pool, or a safety net over the pool.
There are certain safety nets on the market that will promise you a premium product, but at Katchakid, we have decades of experience creating pool safety products that are guaranteed to keep your family as safe as can be. If you are looking for an upgrade to your pool net, or you realize that you need to comply with Rhode Island law and purchase one, our safety pool nets that are aesthetically pleasing and are fitted with your pool’s dimensions in mind, so you get the perfect fit.
So as you and your family are enjoying the summer sun, and participating in water activities, whether at home or on Rhode Island’s many beaches, take the time to consider the laws of the state in terms of your residential pool. Also, remember that are great products to choose from that will ensure that your loved ones stay as safe as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our pool safety products.