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How do you keep people safe in above-ground pools?

When you invite guests over for a pool party at your Ohio home, you may not think about what will happen if someone gets hurt. Luckily, there are many things you can do to ensure injuries do not happen around your above-ground pool.

Above-ground pools need to have certain safety features. says that it is important to make sure there are stair rails and handrails in place. These can help protect people if one of your guests slips while getting in and out of the pool. If your entire pool is not surrounded by a deck, it is a good idea to make sure people do not sit or walk on the edge. This is because an above-ground pool might collapse if people sit on the sides. Your guests can also incur an injury if they fall off the pool edge.

It is also important to install a fence around the pool's top edge. You may want to erect a gate in front of the stairs that lead to the pool as well. A fence and a gate can help keep people from accessing the pool and falling in. Additionally, it is a good idea to put up signs, especially if one end of your pool is deep. These signs should mark the pool's depth, and you may also want to put up a sign that lets people know the area around the pool gets slippery.

You may want to consider adding a pool alarm for extra safety. Many alarms can detect when someone enters the pool and set off a signal that you can hear inside the house. This means you will know if a visiting child or pet somehow falls into the pool.

This information is general in nature. It should not be used in place of legal advice.

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