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Professional Installation Tips For Maximizing Comfort and Safety With a Swimming Pool

inground pool with two people floating on tubes in the water. There is a slide to the left with a handrail and stairs in the front left corner.


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When it comes to a swimming pool, comfort and safety are key. There are many things to consider when installing a new pool, and some details may go unnoticed in the excitement of the build. Here are some professional installation tips for maximizing comfort and safety with a swimming pool.

Choose the Right Location

One of the most important things to consider before installing your swimming pool is where it is going to be located. The location of your pool can heavily impact the comfort and safety of you, your family, and any guests who may use your pool.  

In many cases, you will want to choose a location that is private from nearby neighbors or public areas. Choosing an area of your property that is either fenced or covered with trees can help add comfort to your swimming experience. 

Having your pool in the right area can also provide a level of safety. Choose an area that is either fenced or can be fenced easily. Having a fence around your pool area can heavily impact the overall safety of your pool. A location that is visible from inside your home is also a good idea when taking safety into consideration. 

Install Safety Rails and Stairs

Another installation tip you may want to consider is adding safety rails and stairs to your pool. Not all homeowners will consider safety rails when designing their pool – that’s just for commercial pools, right? Wrong. There are many available options for residential safety rails that don’t have to be an eye sore. Adding rails can help prevent slips and falls in and around your pool. 

It is also a good idea to consider installing stairs in your pool. Stairs – as opposed to ladders – provide an added level of safety to your pool users. This is particularly important if you have kids that will be using the pool. You can also consider a stair and ladder combination in your pool; stairs near the shallow end and a ladder in the deep end if you have one. 

Install LED Lighting

Something that not all pool owners consider during installation is the use of underwater LED lighting within their pool. While LED lighting may be seen as cosmetic only, it can actually provide a level of safety at night. While swimming at night, it can be dangerous to not have any lighting. Not only should you have light to see, but you should have light for others to see you in case of an emergency. 

Install a Shade Cover

Another installation tip is adding a shade cover to your pool. While spending all summer outside in your pool is a wonderful thing, you should be conscious of your sunlight exposure. Overexposure to sunlight can lead to sunburns and future skin problems. Installing a shade cover can add a level of protection to your swimming area. 

A shade cover also provides some comfort on those hot summer days. Having the ability to swim or stand under your cover can be the difference between being able to stay outside all day to needing to go inside to cool off. 

Hire a Professional Company

Finally, hiring a professional company is the ultimate way to maximize comfort and safety with your swimming pool. An expert company, such as Mastercraft Pool & Spa will know exactly what you need for the perfect swimming pool. They will be able to recommend all of the options and features available to find the combination that best suits you and your family. 

If you are considering installing a swimming pool and want to make sure it is perfectly optimized for safety and comfort, contact Mastercraft today!  


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