May is National Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month, a good time of year to make sure you’re as safe as possible whether you have a swimming pool or a hot tub in your backyard.

Use a Cover

No matter if you have a pool or a spa (or both), keep it covered when you aren’t using it. That old, tattered cover doesn’t cut it. Neither does a solar blanket cover for your pool or a simple vinyl cover often used with hot tubs. Both of these options don’t prevent access to the water by animals or children.

For your Pennsylvania swimming pool, use a safety cover for the off-season. These covers latch in a grid format, covering the pool completely so there is absolutely no access point. They’re also able to hold hundreds of pounds of weight and still not give. When you use a strong swimming pool cover, a child is able to walk across the cover without falling in (but we don’t recommend you try that unless it’s a legitimate emergency).

If you have a hot tub, ask for a cover that latches onto the spa so it won’t come off without a cover lifter. That guarantees that small children won’t be able to remove it and accidentally gain access without you knowing. There are also hot tub covers that won’t open unless you have a key.

Install a Fence

A fence is another great way to keep your inground swimming pool secure, during Water Safety Month and beyond. Traditional fencing options, such as a wooden, metal, or chain link fence, are great permanent solutions. Make sure there aren’t gaps big enough for your toddler or small animals to fit through. Removable, mesh security fences are another option to secure your swimming pool.

No matter the fence you choose, make sure that the gate or access point is self-latching and locks, or that the latch is interior so little hands can’t reach it.

Check out our Pool Gallery for ideas on how you can install a fence around your inground swimming pool.

Consider an Alarm

Swimming pool alarms alert you anytime the water has been breached. There are brands that install securely to the side of the pool and others that float in the water. Most brands have a receiver with a large enough range that it can be installed indoors. Once the water is breached, the alarm sounds so you know immediately someone has accessed the pool. For times you know the pool is in use, you can put the alarm on silent. Most of these alarms require a key to turn it off.

Keep your family water safe during the month of May and all year long. If you’re unsure where to start, Fronheiser Pools is here to help.

Fronheiser Pools

Fronheiser Pools

Providing quality products for your outdoor living lifestyle since 1965.


Now offering Curbside Water Testing by Appointment Only!

Visit us online to schedule your 15-minute water testing consultation.

Simply select your store location and choose from the appointment slots available. Due to limited availability, we will only be able to accommodate up to (1) water test per household per week until further notice and increased staffing. 

Bring your water test bottle with a sample of your pool or spa water to your scheduled appointment. Please label the test bottle with your name, and leave it in the marked bin by the front door. Then, just wait in your car while we perform the water test. We will call you with your results and our recommendations for the products you will need to balance your pool or spa water. If you’d like to go ahead and get those products while you are here, we can deliver those curbside, as well. Please know that our staff have been instructed to leave all chemical purchases outside of the front door. Unfortunately, we will be unable to load in your car at this time. Just let us know that you would like to purchase chemicals when we call with your test results, and we can process your order over the phone. Once we have completed your water test, we will leave a copy of the printed out test results, along with your empty test bottle, in the marked bin outside the front door.

Due to the limitations of staff and anticipated demand for this service, we ask that you please arrive on-time for your scheduled appointment to ensure that we can have enough time for a complete and accurate consultation. In order to keep you, our valued customer, and our staff safe, we ask that you please adhere to social distancing guidelines and give our staff at least 6’ of distance during this interaction. Thank you for being a loyal Fronheiser Pools customer!

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