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Keep Your Pool Safe: The Best Safety Equipment for Peace of Mind

Keep Your Pool Safe: The Best Safety Equipment for Peace of Mind
Posted: Jun 21, 2024
Categories: General, Pools and Spas
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A backyard pool is a source of endless fun for the entire family and a valuable investment, promising years of enjoyment and memories. However, without the proper safety precautions, a pool can quickly become a hazard. Installing pool safety equipment is essential if you have or are planning to build your own swimming pool. There are numerous products available that can significantly enhance safety for everyone, from young children and older adults to pets and everyone in between. At Clearflo Pools, we offer a variety of pool safety equipment and products designed to meet the aesthetic and safety needs of your home.

Pool Fences

Pool fences remain a fundamental safety measure to ensure the wellbeing of those enjoying the backyard. Modern pool fences are far from the clunky, visually unappealing structures of the past. Today’s options include sleek, see-through, and contemporary designs that enhance your pool area’s aesthetics while providing safety. Options include:

  • Four-sided isolation fences
  • Aluminum fences
  • Temporary/removable fences
  • Steel fences
  • Wood fences
  • Composite fences
  • Chainlink fences
  • Vinyl fences
  • Perimeter fences

Each material offers unique benefits, allowing you to choose a fence that best suits your preferences and safety requirements.

Pool Safety Nets

Pool safety nets provide a secure barrier without the need for fencing, which can save backyard space. These nets operate on a pulley system, with pulleys built into the center for easy removal and reinstallation within minutes. The key feature of these nets is their small squares, designed to prevent children from falling through. It’s important to note that pool safety nets are a barrier, not a complete solution. Children should never be left unattended near the pool, as these nets are not designed to support the weight of a person.

Pool Safety Covers

A pool safety cover is an invaluable piece of safety equipment. Unlike winter and solar covers, safety covers must support a minimum of 485 pounds per five square feet. There are two main types of safety covers:

  • Mesh safety covers: Ideal for long-term use, including winter. They require minimal maintenance and allow for water drainage from snow and rain.
  • Solid safety covers: Similar to mesh covers but do not allow drainage, which can lead to water accumulation and sagging.

Both types are anchored to the deck with straps, ensuring a tight, secure fit over the pool.


Alarms are an effective way to enhance pool safety. Various alarms are available, including:

  • Pool alarms
  • Gate alarms
  • Window alarms
  • Door alarms
  • Perimeter alarms

Choosing the right type depends on your specific needs and budget. Alarms help keep the pool area safer by notifying you of any activity in the monitored areas. Whether you need to know if children are heading outside near the pool or if someone is trying to enter the pool area, alarms provide peace of mind. Motion detectors are another option that can further increase safety.

Anti-Entrapment Equipment

Anti-entrapment equipment is essential to prevent suction entrapment, which can occur when a swimmer gets pulled down by the drain’s suction. A vacuum release system can quickly release the suction when the drain is blocked, preventing injury or death.


Hand and stair rails are simple yet effective safety features. They provide support for swimmers entering or exiting the pool and assist those who may be unsteady or unbalanced.

Numerous other pool safety equipment options are available on the market, each designed to make swimming and pool ownership safer for everyone. Whether you’re thinking of building a pool or already have one, Clearflo Pools can help you integrate essential safety equipment tailored to your home’s needs. Contact us today to discuss your options and design a comprehensive safety plan: 805-428-0132.

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