Moving Into a House with a Pool

Moving Into a House with a Pool

Moving Into a House with a Pool

From Guardian Pool Fence Systems

Buying a home is a daunting experience, regardless of the home’s scale.  Buying and moving into a home with an inground swimming pool is orders of magnitude more so.  Most people don’t understand how inground swimming pools work, and even seasoned home inspectors can be baffled by the workings and machinations of swimming pool filtration systems, structural issues related to concrete pools, water chemistry, pool surface issues, etc.  Not to mention the fact that many old residential swimming pools haven’t been brought up to snuff on the latest safety regulations related to anti-entrapment safetly.  In this post by Guardian Pool Fence systems, the pitfalls and factors that need to be considered are outlined in a simple and easy to understand format.  This is a good first step towards putting the new homeowner’s mind at ease.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

A move is a huge life event, and one that can certainly go a variety of directions. If you’re considering moving into a home with a pool, there are a variety of factors you absolutely must consider before pulling the trigger. Once you’ve decided on the best movers in your area, turn your attention to figuring out your potential pool situation. Here’s what you need to think about.

1. Safety

The most important consideration involved is whether or not you have children. If you do, pool safety becomes paramount. Is the pool gated or fenced in? Do the doors to the yard have handles or locks out of the reach of your kids? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 202 kids drowned in pools between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2013. This is unquestionably item number one on your list.

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