Swimming pool safety covers protect your loved ones, children and pets, because a pool can still be dangerous even when it’s closed for the season. Using the right type of winter pool safety cover is an important part of owning a pool. Swimming pool safety covers are effective in protecting people and animals from accidental drownings.
Prevent Drownings with Winter Pool Safety Covers
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were an average of 3,536 fatal accidental drownings annually in the United States, not related to boating, based on data from 2005 to 2014. This equals about ten deaths per day due to drowning, with at least two deaths per day from children younger than fourteen. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 4 years old.
With these alarming statistics, pool owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of people, especially children, that visit or have access to their pool. The majority of these tragic drownings occur in pools owned by family, friends, or relatives, and the child was typically not out of sight for more than 5 minutes. Take action to ensure the safety of your pool and be part of a solution rather than a statistic.
The Swimming Pool Store is ordering winter pool safety covers now. We can custom install mesh pool safety covers and will measure your pool for a perfect, custom fit free of charge. If you’re ready to upgrade to a winter pool safety cover, call us today at (860) 673-6118 to order your new cover and we’ll have it in stock before you’re ready to close.
Swimming Pool Safety Covers Standards
Your pool safety cover should meet the requirements of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM F 1346-91 outlines the standard for Pool and Spa Covers, establishing three classifications for covers including power safety covers typically found on swimming pools, manual safety covers, and the category of “other”, which do not qualify as a safety cover as they do not provide a barrier for children under the age of 5.
When installed correctly, pool safety covers must support the weight of two adults and one child to accommodate possible rescue. In order to bear the proper safety label, a pool safety cover must pass all tests and performance standards detailed in ASTM F 1346-91. If your pool cover does not say “safety”, it only meets the non-safety standards for pool covers.
The Swimming Pool Store Offers Quality Pool Safety Covers
The Swimming Pool Store has provided professional, experienced swimming pool services for over 50 years. Check out our YouTube channel for some videos on pool closing and safety cover installations. We recommend upgrading to a pool safety cover now, so that we can have your safety cover ready to go and get your pool closing scheduled.
We offer high-quality, top-rated pool safety covers such as:
Always review the rules for your pool when having visitors, teach young children to stay away from the drains and make sure all drains have the proper covers in place. Teaching children how to swim is important but providing a safe environment for all who visit or have access to your pool whether they can swim or not, must be a top priority for all pool owners.
Call us today at (860) 673-6118 to order your new cover and we’ll have it in stock before you’re ready to close!
The Swimming Pool Store offers pool safety covers that meet all requirements listed in ASTM F 1346-91. We provide comprehensive pool services including pool openings, closings, regular maintenance, free water testing and a wide selection of pool products for fun and safety. Contact us today to learn more about our safety covers during swimming and off season.