If you are looking to create a pool that is going to be both fun and safe for your kids, it is important that you have several kid-friendly ideas in mind. During the design process, you can express your desire to create a kid-friendly pool with your professional designer, and they will be able to create a pool that incorporates these things. Here are three excellent pool design tips for creating a kid-friendly pool.
Create a Shallow Entrance with Stairs
In order to make sure that your kids can get into and out of the pool safely, it is important that you have an area where they can safely enter/exit. A great way to do this is to create an area where the water is more shallow and where they can enter with the use of a handrail and stairs. This handrail gives them something to hold onto as they safely descend or ascend the stairs. The shallow water also makes it safe for them to swim and play.
Incorporate Fun Extras
It is important that kids have fun things to do while they are swimming in the pool. A great way to do this is to consider including extras like a diving board, a slide, and/or a waterfall in your pool design. These will provide hours of fun for your children, and you will likely enjoy them just as much.
Plan for a Pool Fence
To make sure that your children don’t enter the pool when you don’t want them to, it is a good idea to have a pool fence included in your design as well. This fence will go all the way around the pool and will stop your children from being able to get in unless you open the gate. You can choose from a steel fence with very narrow bars, a vinyl fence, or some other type of clear safety fence that creates a barrier between your children and the pool.
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