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Is your pool drain safe?

It's been 11 years since the VGB act was signed into law and public pools were required to replace old drain covers with new covers designed to prevent entrapment.  Many private pool owners followed suit, but if you have moved into an older home with a pool, you'll want to make sure that your drain cover is up to date.  How can you tell?  Old drain covers are flat and create a powerful suction force that can snag hair or other body parts and trap children at the bottom of the pool, unable to escape.  VBG compliant covers are rounded, unable to be fully blocked, therefore preventing that entrapment danger.

If you find that your drain cover is unsafe, we are happy to assist you with the replacement.  Call our office to schedule the installation!

Natural Romance

For the sentimental romantic, there is nothing more fun than finding hearts in nature...and they can be found just about anywhere!  For the romantic swimmer, these naturally-formed, heart-shaped pools and lakes might just be the ultimate find!

From top to bottom: Heart Rock in California, Killarney Glen in Australia, and Heart Lake in Canada.

Backyard Romance

Our newsletter this month is full of fun date ideas for your Valentine's Day, but you don't have to leave home for romance!   Luxury Life Design has a gallery full of ideas for using your swimming pool to create that special ambiance.  They range from simple to extravagant, but all of them are elegant.  Take a look, get inspired, and then invest in some candles and flowers to surprise that special someone!

Tips to Childproof Your Pool

Having a pool at your Orlando home would definitely provide endless entertainment for your family, especially during summer. However, with fun, comes responsibility-- installing a pool means you have to prepare yourself from the ever present danger of drowning and injury, especially if there are children in your home.  These tips mentioned below, are just some of the ways you can childproof your pool.

Important Tips to Childproof Your Pool

Tip 1: Pool Alarms Can Be a Life Saver
Pool alarms should be included in the protective “layers” of your childproof pool. Wherein, the first alarm should be for the gate or door of the pool, while the second alarm can be an alarm for the around the pool area, so that you'll get notified whenever someone enters the pool. Aside from these, a lot of homeowners are also incorporating a third alarm for children that should be worn on the wrist, and sound will come out of it once it gets close contact with water.

Tip 2: A Rigid Pool Cover Will Lessen the Risks of Drowning
Aside from the alarms, rigid pool covers are also considered to be a must-have if you really want to childproof your pool. Unlike soft covers that could sink into the water because it's soft, rigid pool covers would stay strong and be able to support your child's weight, if in case he decides to climb on it.

Tip 3: Fences Are Very, Very Important
As a responsible property owner, swimming pool fences should be a part of your construction plan-- whether you have children or not. Not only will it protect your children, future children, and grandchildren from entering the pool, it would also keep your pets and any wildlife animals from drowning in the waters. Ideally, the fence should be at least 4 feet tall, and it should come with a self-latching and self-closing gate.

Tip 4: Nothing Beats Parental Supervision
Although this one may seem pretty obvious, a lot of parents still fail to follow this. Parental supervision is essential, most children, especially the younger ones, need constant monitoring at all times.

Other Childproof Tips to Consider:
You can protect your kids from drowning by making sure they won't be able to enter the pool without your consent, and here's how.
- Even if you already have a fence around the backyard, if you're living in Orlando, you'll also be required to enclose your pool with a fence that's at least 4-feet tall.
- By adding extra latches and locks to the exterior of your house, you'll be able to ensure that your child would stay inside the house unless you let him out.
- Make sure that the door alarms, as well as fence alarms are working properly at all time.
- For those with an above-ground pool, don't forget to remove the ladder when no one is swimming in the pool.

Final Words

As a homeowner and a parent, you have to ensure that your backyard pool is completely childproof. In order to make the pool safe for children, the tips mentioned above are really worth considering. Through this, you'll have the peace of mind that no accidents will ever happen even if you accidentally leave your children unattended.

Today's article was submitted by Warner Quinlan.

DIY Fun in the Sun

Pool noodles are back in stock so it's time for a little DIY fun.  Shelterness.com has some great ideas for everything from DIY solar heaters, to convenient floating trays, to handmade games.  Pool noodles are the basis for most, though not all, of these fun creations, so stock up and get to crafting!

Dive Deeper

What if you could indulge a passion, help others, AND break a world record?  A man in Aurora, Illinois is setting out to do all three by building the world's deepest warm water swimming pool The pool would allow for therapeutic scuba diving sessions and break the current record of 137 feet deep, held by a pool in Italy.

Swimming Indoors

This house takes the concept of an indoor swimming pool to a whole new level...literally.  A glass encased pool makes up the full second floor of the home creating a surprisingly tranquil atmosphere as the light flickers through the water making the library ceiling it's own work of art. Though we'd suggest the owners keep Aaron's Leak Detection on speed dial.  Just in case! 

Underwater Art

An LA art show was recently submerged in a swimming pool and visitors viewed the gallery by swimming across it wearing goggles.  Because, why not?  The show featured 18 unique pieces, but our favorite was the pile of dishes because we're definitely going to try this with the dinner plates tonight!  Nothing better than art with practical application!

Would you dare?

Acrophobia is the fear of heights and aquaphobia is the fear of water or swimming.  After swimming in the pool at Hotel Hubertus in South Tyrol, Italy, you may need a new term for the fear of swimming at great height!  This pool towers 40' above the ground, supported by what appear to be enormous logs, and featuring a convenient window at the bottom so that you can fully realize this new, yet-unnamed phobia.  

Considering a move?

Should you be considering a move to Portugal, we have the real-estate listing of a lifetime!  "Floating" architecture, ocean-views, five-car garage, four unique en-suites, and TWO pools - voted among the best swimming pools in the word by Conde Nast Traveller.  And all of this high-tech, glassy, beauty can be yours for the bargain price of approximately $4.9 million dollars!

One House, Two Pools

A private residence with two pools is decadent enough, but when those pools stack like bunk beds and the upper has a glass bottom, that is (literally) a whole new level of luxury!  And when the double-decker pools come with an ocean view, well, it's no wonder this house comes without a price tag!