Pools: Style Without Sacrificing Safety

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Pools: Style Without Sacrificing Safety

Hi, my name is Katrina, and I have always had a pool. My parents had one when I was growing up, I have lived in apartment complexes with pools, and I currently have a pool in my yard. Through the years, I have paid close attention to how people position their pools, the designs they select and the fences they use. Personally, I am not a fan of super industrial looking or boring fences and pool designs. Instead, I like to see creative and beautiful ideas, and achieving a stylish pool is possible. Worried that it will disrupt your safety? Well, it wont. This blog has all kind of tips on achieving pool style without giving up on safety. Enjoy swimming in style!

Winterization And Maintenance Needs For A Hotel Pool

If you are a hotel lifeguard during the summer and in charge of inground pool maintenance during the winter months, don't make the mistake of leaving the pool uncovered if it won't be utilized for a while. People who stay at the hotel could potentially toss litter into the water and vandalism isn't out of the question. If you have already encountered some issues, it is time to close up the pool and be prepared to open it when it will be utilized on a regular basis.

So Many Risks Are Involved With An Uncovered Pool

If you haven't been instructed to cover the pool, it may be a good time to bring up this option to your employer. People who are staying at the hotel could potentially get in the water when you have deemed the pool as 'off-limits'. Additionally, small children could slip and fall into the water feature, resulting in an injury or tragic circumstances. Because anyone who is in the vicinity of the pool could drop debris into the water, you won't have such an easy time getting the pool cleaned when it is time to open the pool for the following season.

Cleaning, Testing, And Shocking Need To Be Performed

After you receive approval from your employer, purchase a testing kit and shocking kit. Use a skimmer to remove residue from the pool's waterline. Test the cleanliness of the water and shock it, if algae levels are high or if chlorine levels are low. Before covering the pool, drain a few inches of water.

Lowering the water level will expose upper plumbing, allowing you to inspect it periodically. It will also ensure that the plumbing does not freeze, due to being filled with water. Use a tight-fitting cover or retractable cover to conceal the pool. Lock the gate that surrounds the water feature and hang a sign from the gate that forbids the hotel guests from entering the premises. 

Inspecting The Deck And Retesting The Water Are Necessary

Before setting furnishings up on the pool's deck and removing the cover from the water feature, inspect the deck for damage and clean the concrete surface. Use a broom to sweep up leaves, twigs, and other debris. Apply a cleanser to the deck and use a deck brush to rub the agent over the concrete surface. After rinsing off the deck and waiting for it to dry, remove the pool cover. Add water to the pool, until the water level has risen. Use your testing kit to check the algae and chlorine levels of the water and apply chemicals if necessary.